Bad Little Children’s Books…

cyclops– – From the 1940’s through the 1960’s, bright and cheerful books featuring caucasian children, middle-class families, and wholesome animals were sold by Little Golden Books and related publishers with titles such as, The Pokey Little Puppy or Baby’s Toys.  They were often the first reading material that kids of that time experienced, or the first books that they owned.  Prices were unbelievable by today’s standards; perhaps 25 cents gradually creeping higher.

Well, artist Bob Staake has created a series of books inspired by such classic kiddie reading material, but with a darker satirical twist that makes these books distinctly not for the young and innocent; these are titles such as, Mommy Needs To Go To Detox, or If You Give A Cyclops A Kitten.  The cover art is dead-on.- –Why didn’t they have books like this when I was a kid?!

Also recommended:  Bedtime Stories for Children You Hate by Antoinette Bergin, with stories such as, Your Upstairs Neighbor Kills People…pleasant screams, kiddies, ahahahaha!

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2 Comments on “Bad Little Children’s Books…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Sounds more like a recycling of the Garbage Pail Kids (backlash against the overly-cute Cabbage Patch Kids), from the 1980’s. Or, the “Wormy Package” trading cards (backlash against the “Wacky Package” cards that parodied TV commercial ads) from the 1970’s.

    • vulpesffb Says:

      I had a good number of Garbage Pail Kids cards! I didn’t prize them as highly as my nearly-complete “Mars Attacks!” series, though…


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