I tend to use pretty uninteresting bookmarks. Receipts, post-it notes, index cards – nothing special. The mark below, however, has some character. It has some shock value. Pull this out of your book and 80% of people will be repulsed (estimation may be off +-3 percentage points).

The only question is, what would be the best book to use it in? Based on the recent New Yorker article “The Lion and the Mouse”, I think we all know which book Anne Carroll Moore (A.K.A. Inventor of Children’s Librarianship) would have chosen to use it in.

Rat Bookmark

How It's Made

Rat Bookmark

How It's Used

Image 1: ‘Dead Mouse Bookmarks
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Image 2: ‘Dead Mouse Bookmark, Transparent
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