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Phonics Phun

The Fantastic Phonics Food Factory
Wilkes and Grogan
2000

Submitter: The Fantastic Phonics Food Factory is neither savory nor sweet.  It is overly spicy and not fit for human consumption. Usually cucumbers get a bad rap but this book equally sexualizes all foods, fruits, vegetables and processed meats. It has been weeded from a high school library. Surprisingly, this book was not subjected to graffiti by our high school students, not so surprisingly, it was never checked out.

Holly: In the immortal words of George Takei, “Ohhh myyyy.”

 

More Inappropriate Children’s Books:

Redneck Night Before Christmas

Crazy Alphabet

D is for Dying

When Teddy is a Drunk

Dougal the Drunk Bear (What is it with drunk teddy bears?)

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Friday Fiction – Meanest Doll in the World

The Meanest Doll in the World
Martin and Godwin
2003

Submitter: This book is probably not as bad as it appears, but the drawings creeped me out more than anything.   It is written by Ann Martin, who has written several popular titles that circulate well in our library.  Brian Selznick illustrated this jewel as well. The graphics are, in fact detailed and look quite awesome, but look at them! SCARY!  Any child 8-12 (BTW, that is the recommended age group for this book) who gets this book is going to have nightmares of Chucky and his Bride. When we went to a genrefied junior- senior high school library, we tossed around keeping it but it was fairly new.  We put it in our Weird Types of Fiction section… mainly because it is. It has never been checked out since it was added in 2003 as a new title. It’s hasta la bye bye for this treasure!

Holly: Woah! It is creepy! That probably makes it more appealing to 8-12 year olds, actually. I’m surprised it never got a checkout. Between the popular authors and illustrator and the creep factor, it was a reasonable choice for a middle school library. Those pictures are nightmare-inducing for sure, though!

More creepy kids books:

Creepy Dolls

Cover Art Creeps

Serial Killer Training Manual

The Lonely Doll

 

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Mom and Weird Wayne

Mom is Dating Weird Wayne
Auch
1988

In yet another kid fiction featuring an embarrassing mom, we present this lovely title. Evidently, Dad, the loser, took off with some woman and now the kids are left to “look out” for Mom. Jenna wants to fix her up with the cute math teacher at her school but evidently Mom has the hots for weirdo weatherman. Hijinks are sure to follow.

More fiction featuring problem parents:

Mom You’re Fired!

What’s the matter with the Dobsons?

Katie’s Dating Tips 

Are You My Dad?

Mother, How Could You?

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