As usual, Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse Auntie Susan brought the kids some gifts. Instead of the usual gauze and IV kit, she gave the kids some cute t-shirts and books. Notice I did not use the word cute to describe the books because these books have got to be the most bizarre picture books I've ever read.
The book that was given to the kids is called The Musubi Baby. For those of you who do not know what a musubi is, it is a Japanese word for a rice ball. What I am about to describe is pretty much an abbreviated version of the actual book. This is no joke! You can't make this stuff up.
If the cover of the book doesn't clue you in that there is something terribly wrong going on here, check out the lack of pants and penis on Papa Musubi.
The story begins when a boy musubi who loves to run finds a girl musubi who loves to run, too.
Pretty soon, they decide they want to have a musubi baby. Since it is impossible to have a baby due to Papa Musubi's lack of a penis and balls (Ironic, since he is actually one gigantic ball), they decide to make one. And of course every musubi has a heart made out of Spam... and a liver made out of Lipitor.
While running around the beach, the musubi family comes upon a lunch truck that is out of rice.
But no worry to the readers because at the end of the book is a recipe on how to make your very own musubi baby that you can eat.
Murder, castrated men, and eating babies. These are just a few of the topics you can discuss with your child after reading this book. And if you're unable to find this book in your local library, please feel free to contact me for a copy of this book. Seriously. I'll personally deliver this book to your house in a Papa Musubi costume.