I'm a sucker for children's books; anything for ages 0 - 10; especially those written by Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, Julia Donaldson and Eric Carle. I normally pick books which are:* entertaining
* simple but educational
* has good vocab
* well written and conceptualised
* great illustrations! (for picture books)
Recently, I came across this article which listed 10 children's books and I was flabbergasted. Were these books REALLY MEANT FOR CHILDREN??? I won't ever read these books to kids. Would you or allow your kids to?
|The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb|
Illustrations by Sanya Glisic
|The ABC of Anger|
|Brave Mr. Buckingham by Dorothy Kunhardt|
I imagine this conversation between a dad and his son:
"No, daddy! I don't wanna pull out my loose front tooth!"
"Hey son...there's nothing to worry about...Look at Mr. Buckingham! He's left with only his head, and he's still smiling!"
|Poor Cock Robin|
Poor, Cock, Robin
Poor, Cock Robin
Poor Cock, Robin
Even if I read it flatly Poor Cock Robin
And what's it about?
circa 1865, the sparrow kills Cock Robin and then all the other terrifying creatures of the forest talk about how they’ll bury him. An excerpt: “Who saw him die? I, said the Fly, with my little eye, I saw him die. Who caught his blood? I, said the Fish, with my little dish, I caught his blood.”
I think I'd stick to, "If you don't do your homework, I'll call the police to come get you." That itself, scared me to death when I was a kid.
Yes, this is a CHILDREN'S BOOK. JorÅgumo (which is literally translated as “whore spider”), from Gojin Ishihara’s 1972 children’s book Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters.
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