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Ds1 will not tolerate a dustjacket on a book! It immediately comes off, and he says "I don't need this anymore." He's done this since I can remember. Does your child do this? If so, what to do you do with the dustjacket? Do you keep them, throw them away, keep putting them back on? Right now I have a big stack of them on the bookshelf, but it starting to seem ridiculous to keep them.
 

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I take them off, even my own books<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
They get in the way and are easily torn. I have a spot in my DD's book case that I put all her's so someday they can go back on and the book will lool like new, at least the cover <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Mine go in a bookcase too or I throw away. I think books look better naked on my shelves.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
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My dd1 has always done that, too! When I asked her why she told me that she was afraid that they would only get torn. So, I cut out the pictures in interesting shapes and whenever we get a decent pile, we make collages to give as gifts. It's also a really fun way to make cards and stuff. BY the way, I'm the least craft person in the whole world.
 

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She does if she actually gets her hands on a book with the dust jacket still on. Usually if it has one I take it off before giving it to her. I've contemplated doing like the library, though, and turning the dust jacket into real protection by encasing it in plastic. But that would mar the book, and I'm sensitive about that (ergo removing the dust jacket when reading books so it doesn't get messed up).
 

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My daughter takes them off every book she gets.
 

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I keep them on a high shelf all together because DS1 has always destroyed them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">
 

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I like naked books too. I also have a pile of dustcovers in a pile somewhere and most books have the same cover as what is on the dustcover so I think they are pointless. Thought I love a novel with a plain cover and just the name and author on the spine - it feels kinda old fashion. I will probably use our dustcovers for crafts as a previous poster said, great idea!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am totally <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> right now because my DS has been doing this since he could crawl! I was working nights when he was an infant and we had a "safe room" with a bed on the floor, toys, and a couple of bookshelves in it so that if I needed a nap, I could just go in there and let DS play while I slept. He amused himself over the course of a few months by disrobing all of my books! He still takes off all the covers. Just too funny that your DC do the same thing!
 

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First thing DD does. Always has.<br><br>
DH does too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I like to use the dust jacket as my bookmark...so I can't relate to their dustjacket intolerance!<br><br>
So far I've just been keeping a pile of DD's dust jackets in her bookcase....basically they are just sitting there collecting dust (kind of ironic, eh?). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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When she was 2 she did, but I would just tape them on like the library does and tell her that they needed to stay on the book. She doesn't mind them if they're taped on.
 

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Yes! She takes the jackets off and it is so annoying!!<br>
I saved maybe 20 of them somewhere and I really don't even know why, anymore. I have no idea where I stashed them and every time I'm cleaning and come across them (only to stash them elsewhere) they irritate me.<br><br>
I don't usually take them off books I'm reading.
 

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I take dust jackets off myself. I hate them so much! I put them somewhere, thinking that someday I will put them back on, then I get tired of them hanging around getting... um... dusty, and I throw them away.
 

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Both of my older two do that.
 

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I take the dust jackets off because they annoy my DS.
 
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