Maybe I am alone in this, but I am just so sick and tired of books always having to have a "moral" or teach some stupid lesson.
This is why I love the Richard Scarry books we have. They're just filled with life, and how stuff works, and cool drawings!!
But I just disagree so strongly with little kids being preached at all of the time - although thankfully, I think my child doesn't even notice it most of the time (He's 3). But I have had to eliminate so many books from our repertoire because of this - some of those older books are really bad. In order to teach kids a lesson, they are either beaten or threatened with it!
But anyway, I just wish books didn't focus so much on that... why do all of these books try to instill morals in my kid? That's my job. Lay off it!
Although I do have to admit that every I read "Because a person's a person, no matter how small!" in Horton Hears a Who, it does bring tears to my eyes.