It’s amazing how well-aligned our opinions are about creepy or just plain irritating children’s books. And here I thought Hayley and I were the only ones who had a problem with Big Nutbrown Hare! Based on your comments, Parenthackers’ least favorite books are:
- Love You Forever (creepy!)
- Guess How Much I Love You (oneupmanship!)
- The Giving Tree (codependency! environmental irresponsibility!)
- The Rainbow Fish (bribery!)
- Curious George (poaching! smoking!)
…plus many more (including all of the Thomas the Tank Engine books). But there’s a ray of hope…the winner of I Love You More: Corina (whose most annoying book is Tomie dePaola’s Tomie’s Little Mother Goose)! Email me your mailing address, Corina, and I’ll get that book in the mail to you ASAP.
Editor’s note: this list is a followup on the comments left here and was meant in good fun. Obviously I didn’t do a great job converying the tongue-in-cheek tone I was going for, because several of you found this post irritating. So, apologies to those who actually thought Parent Hacks was advocating censorship…that’s most definitely not the case. BUT. I still think Big Nutbrown Hare has a few issues he needs to work out. — Ed.