If you think you've got it rough with all the boardbooks blurring together when you read them, just imagine if you're in the industry. When you get that whole, "Oy, haven't I read this one before? Why am I still reading boardbooks when my own kids are in college?" feeling.
And then one day you realize that, "Waitaminnit, you have read this one before, word for word! Back in '83. Holy moley! And then you'll totally bust the author of the new one, and she'll be all, "I'm sure it's just an unconscious coincidence that the descriptions of 11/12 of the animals I mention are word for word identical." And you'll be all, "yeahright."
'Snake' Bit: Publisher Turns 'Tail' on Next Literary Scandal Before It Bites [thebookstandard via gawker]