Photo from Amazon.comNow that my 6 year old can read practically anything on his own, I have to be more careful about what I keep lying around the house. I also have to be vigilant at bookstores and libraries because he could casually stumble upon and start reading books like, "I Wish Daddy Didn't Drink So Much," "It's Just a Plant" (meaning, marijuana), and "Does God Love Michael's Two Daddies?"
Christian on the blog A Whole Lot of Nothing wrote a hysterically snarky but spot-on bit about children's books that go terribly wrong.
Click on over to read his full post and commentary, which is pretty good for a guy who doesn't seem to be a parent. But here's a sneak peak of some of the titles and excerpts:
I Wish Daddy Didn't Drink So Much
"For Christmas, Daddy made me a sled. He brought it to my room on Christmas Eve. I knew it was only Daddy in a Santa Suit because he bumped into my bed twice and spilled beer on the rug."
The House That Crack Built
"This is the street of a town in pain, this is the girl who is killing her brain"
It's Just a Plant
"One night, Jackie woke up past her bedtime. She smelled something funny in the air, so she walked down the hall to her parents' bedroom."
Would you allow your school age child to read any of these, um, I guess you'd have to call them, children's books?