24 August 2010

Innapropriate Kids Books

Curious pages is an great blog highlighting strange, interesting and sometimes innapropriate kids' books. Some great illustrations. I found about a dozen books I want just browsing for a few minutes:

My favorite is Struwwelpeter or "shock headed Peter". An example in that book is Conrad the Thumbsucker who in the end gets his thumb cut off:
I actually read this book to my kids and they loved it.


Radarman said...

Of course they love it. It isn't pc.

VisuaLingual said...

I was a big fan of Hans Christian Anderson when I was little, and his stories were sometimes really brutal. Some became Disney-fied, which took away the scary elements. Is it bad for kids to read scary stories? A lot of them function as cautionary tales veiled in fantasy.