Originally Posted by Pam_and_Abigail
Glad I'mnot the only one who critisizes kids books. I am really picky.
I hate Robert Munsch's book about the little boy (Mortimer?) who won't go to sleep and his family YELLS at him to go to sleep and eventually calls the police.
And how about the Dr. Suess one where the tweedle beetles battle in a puddle?
It's like kids' authors never stop to think about how the themes and ideas in their books might harm the young, impressionable mind.
Ah, but Munsch almost redeems himself with his other stories like the Paper Bag Princess who rescues herself and decides not to wait for the selfish, shallow prince...though she does namecall a little.
I love fox in socks...but then, I can read the entire thing really fast without making a mistake.
Originally Posted by spero
That was one of my kids' fave books. We always improvised on the "wild rumpus" pages, where there's no text.
I'm sure people hate it because Max is sent to bed without his supper for backtalking his mama ... but she does relent in the end and give him supper.
And it was still hot.
We do the wild rumpus song and dance. I remember the first time I read this and my ds was horrified that anyone would send a kid to bed without dinner. But he wasn't afraid I'd do that to him, so meh. We talked about weird things people used to do.
Originally Posted by bellymama
"oh no, you say, that isn't right, the pigs say oink, all day and night." WTF? i wish i had written that and made a bunch of money.
i can make cows say "falalalalalala", where's my money?
I loved Barnyard Dance! It was one of many I knew by heart. But yeah, not crazy about the one you mention. I always loved the ones you could do voices for, or read in rhythm. We really liked Chicka chicka boom boom too.
Hate the Berenstein Bears, ugh. And anything Disney puts out based on one of their movies. Helpless girl
stories piss me off.
ETA-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom was by someone else, but it was the same kind of rhyming sing song stuff we liked. I only had about 10 kid books memorized to the point where I didn't even need the book at one time. I miss the days when they were easy to entertain.