I do not like Curious George. He NEVER listens, but always manages to get out of it. Not a good message IMO.I actually have one of dh's old Curious george books. The story is about george going to a hospital. He gets into a bottle of Ether and they illustrate him getting high. Needless to say it is safely tucked away in our trunk.
actually i think the man with the yellow had is the one who is silly. he does stuff like takes george to an amusment park and then says "be good" and walks away.
WTH is that? right, be good. in the middle of chaos. how silly.
of course george never listens he's a monkey!!!!
for the record DS LOVED "no david" and "don't let the pigeon ride the bus." eh loved experimenting with saying NO when he was toddler. it gave him quite the thrill and had so much fun doing it. and when he got older we used it as a springboard for discussions.
the books i hated and threw away were by syd hoff. okay, so these books are 40 years old... but both of the ones we had, had NO female characters... every single character in the book is male. very very annoying to me. i wouldn't even give them away. (and you can still buy all his books on amazon) the other book i hated was "i'll love you forever." the mother sneaking into her adult son's house was pretty creepy. stalking 101 if you ask me!
PS, i hate the barenstain bears too. i hate fingershaking moralizing in children's books, it makes me queasy!!