Is this for real? Seriously? Do people think that when you put the word "Scrotum" in a children's picture book, that the children's book reading public will applaud your ability to push the boundaries? I mean look, I am all for demystifying sex for children, but let's be real here. The country is still a little "Red" now, and there is no way that teachers/parents/librarians are going to support a book that talks about scrotum regardless of the importance of said scrotum because above all else, it's uncomfortable for the teachers/parents.
Let's just all think about our 2nd grade teacher for a second. Mine was Mrs. Pearson, and she was a craggy old child hater. I cannot for the life of me, envision the word "Scrotum" oozing from her be-mustached mouth.
Do you, kind reader, want to read a book to a child and have that child utter the blood chilling phrase, "What's a scrotum?" Didn't think so. Save the awkwardness for the Teenage Wasteland years.
Children's Book Author Susan Patron: Tighten Up.