Elisabeth McKechnie writes "The City of Galt California recently took the book Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey off the required reading for the local middle school and made parental permission a requirement to borrow it from the school library. Shortly thereafter, the Sacramento Bee FEATURED the book and a review on its Teen Page, letting us all know what all the hoo-haw was about. i.e. Nothing a teenager doesn't already see on the evening news. The only thing they forgot to mention is that even though it's hard to get at the school library, the public library undoubtedly has a copy or two.