For the Kids
Books for the kids
Books for the kids
The Fantastic Phonics Food Factory
Wilkes and Grogan
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:
Dougal the Drunk Bear (What is it with drunk teddy bears?)
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:
Mom is Dating Weird Wayne
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: