Where Willy Went (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2005)
First off, know that this children’s book is on the Banned Books list. Why? Well Willy is a sperm that lives inside Mr. Browne with his 300 million friends. They are preparing for the Great Swimming Race. Through preparation for the race, the book examines the inner workings of both Mr. Browne and his good lady wife, Mrs. Browne. Oh and the prize for winning the Great Swimming Race? Meeting up with a beautiful egg inside Mrs. Browne. The race and copulation do take place under the cover of a yellow blanket, thankfully. However, we do get to see Willy burrowing into Mrs. Browne’s egg, divide and a familiar shape appears.
Produced in an effort to present the facts of life in an accessible way to appeal to both children and parents, you be the judge. Does this book deserve to be on the banned books list?