Totally Inappropriate Children’s Books

It’s Friday, and the week that feels like it has been a very long, very busy one is not over yet. Some weeks are just like that.

When I discovered this gem of a post while eating my lunch, it made my day. Laughter is great therapy, after all, and knowing there is another blogger out there with a similar sense of humour to mine isn’t hurting, either.

So here’s a shoutout to Christine Seifert, to laughter, and to Friday afternoons brightened by someone else’s creativity.

Christine Seifert

I love searching through out-of-print books and finding those that have aged particularly poorly. Here are my recent favorites. I found all of them on out-of-print booksellers’ sites.

Electricity experiments

The description of the book reassures readers that all experiments are perfectly “safe.” But really?

Adam and eve children

This is supposed to be a kids’ version of Adam and Eve. I know the image is blurry, but if you look closely, they are naked. What could possibly go wrong with putting nude cartoon kids on a book cover? And since when did Adam and Eve have a Dalmatian?

Creepy children's crafts

Instructions for children’s crafts to totally freak out ginger kids.

when nature eats you

There is no good way to explain to the kid reading this book what’s going to happen to that bird.

Messing with an old lady

Subtitle: How to mess with a poor old lady who, until she met you, didn’t think she was losing her marbles.

Sit in my lap

Ah, something seems terribly wrong here.

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