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Children's Books: not safe for kids!

A trend has started: picture books that aren't for kids. Rewritten children's classics, and satirical parenting guides.
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28 books · 76 voters · list created August 21st, 2011 by Keri (votes) .
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message 1: by Sage (new)

Sage Awesome list! I needed this. My little sister loves this stuff.


message 2: by Sage (new)

Sage Except maybe the explicit ones lol


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Why is Millions of Cats not safe for kids?


message 4: by Xenophon (new)

Xenophon Hendrix The Giving Tree: A thoughtless jerk utterly and selfishly destroys a sapient tree, and the tree is happy about it. What kind of lesson is this to teach children?

Even worse is when some idiot tries to say that this is a metaphor for children and their parents. Do we really want children thinking they capriciously use up their parents?

I remember feeling devastated when a teacher laid this on the class.


Kelly H. (Maybedog) Is there someone who can modify this list? The person who created it hasn't been online for eight months.

These books shouldn't be on this list because they are real children's books. The list says this is for adult books no matter our opinions:

Love You Forever is a beautiful children's book about unconditional love.

Millions of Cats is a classic children's tale.

I Hate School is a funny book about a girl with an imagination, much like Dr. Seuess's And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, a children's classic.

Heart and the bottle and Duck, Death and the Tulip were written to help children deal with death.

Dear Mili is dark but it is a classic for older children. This isn't about children's books that are not for very little children. This is about adult books.

The Giving Tree was written for children. I read it in 2nd grade and loved it. I was raised in a very liberal family and continue to be an environmentalist.


message 6: by Echo (new)

Echo You being a liberal is enough for me to say NO to your recommendations.. pure filth! I've seen what's recommended for our children in the schools and it's DISGUSTING!


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