Our guest host today is BeanMommy! She blogs at http://beanmommyandthethreebeans.blogspot.com/. Here’s what she wrote:
Something just made me think about the book “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.
I wanted to like it. I really did. The idea was so sweet. The ending was so touching. So many people love it.
But … this is a book where they have a woman drive in the middle of the night — repeatedly — to her adult son’s house with a LADDER strapped to the roof of her car. Then she climbs into his bedroom so she can hold him while he sleeps.
Imagine if this book was written with the genders reversed.
The other children’s book that irritates me, for completely different reasons, is “The Rainbow Fish.” I always refer to it as “The Socialist Fish.” I have never read it to my children, and probably never will.
And I know I’m in the minority, but don’t even get me started on Roald Dahl. Creepy, creepy, creepy … I used to have nightmares about “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” when I was a kid.
What about you? Are there any popular children’s books that you can’t stand? Why not? Do you read them to your kids anyway? Do you let your kids know they annoy you, or put up a good front?