These may be “inappropriate” but a smart child could definitely enjoy some of them. And whether or not you choose to share them with your children, you can’t help but admit they’re super-clever. They’re all on my must-buy list now.
This naughty alphabet books was one of my favorites to read whenever we visited my grandmother. I understood that it wasn’t “for real” and laughed at the jokes, even if I didn’t understand a few of them until I was a bit older. “G is for Gigolo. A gigolo is a musical instrument. Tell your parents you’d like a gigolo for your birthday.” and more gems.
This one is on pre-order only I think, for now, but it’s already a huge internet sensation since a PDF of the complete book was leaked. The illustrations are gorgeous, and the text couldn’t be better. It’ll resonate with any mother who’s ever yelled at her baby in desperation, “Why won’t you just sleep?? You are TIRED!”
Definitely a lesson I’d like to teach Anneliese. In my preschool class, we teachers had the kids chant, “you get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.” if they started to whine about how Sidney got the orange cupcake they wanted, and theirs is crappy purple. It actually worked really well … but I imagine the promise of monsters eating them might work more efficiently.
My dad and stepmom have this book, which is an alphabet book about how 26 different children meet their ends. “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh…” My niece and nephew LOVED this book a couple years ago and would ask to hear it every time they visited.
Do you have any favorites to recommend? I’d love to hear them!
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