My mother-in-law gave me a scratch-and-sniff book for Christmas. Joy to the world! As a child of the 80s, I have a nostalgic soft-spot for scratch-and-sniff. Remember those scratch-and-sniff stickers the teachers used to put on our papers when we did a “berry good” job on something? I used to do my homework just for a shot at earning the root beer sticker.
But this isn’t just any scratch-and-sniff book . . . it’s a scratch-and-sniff book about wine! Oh, and just to make me feel even more mawkish, it’s a board book.
I looked up the reviews on Amazon, and they are mostly (but not overwhelmingly) positive.
You have to take this book for what it is: cute, fun and a little bit funny. To those who called the book childish, simplistic and condescending — lighten up, Francis! It’s not supposed to be an academic treatise on wine. The market…
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