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Basking in the inappropriateness

Recently I came across this list of Six Inappropriate Children’s Books (via @Georgia_McBrideand noticed it includes two of my favorites.

I have the audiobook of Go The F*ck To Sleep by Adam Mansbach and I love it, but (obviously) I haven’t shared it with any children (just new parents). I think all parents have felt the frustration shared in the book and probably wanted to unleash the diatribe it describes. What makes the audiobook extra awesome is Samuel L. Jackson’s narration.

The other is The Gashleycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey, which I have loved since I can remember. I love Edward Gorey – he gets those twisted places in my heart without being, well, gor(e)y. I recently got it from the library and shared it with my 12-year-old daughter because I thought she would enjoy it as well. No such luck.

Her exact reaction?

“I’m worried about you.”

Ok. Not a fan, then.

What’s your favorite “inappropriate” children’s book?

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