Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thoughts on the Elephant Who Went Shopping for Spats Right After His Mother Was Murdered

It isn't until you're a parent that you realize that books for kids are often downright frightening. The first time I tried to read old, beloved Babar to my own children, I about dropped the book. I don't remember it being that horrifying. But it really kind of is. This cover rendition (author/artist unknown, unfortunately), passed on to me by my friend Kirsten, sums up my feelings about the little elephant.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always found those books scary when I was a kid. Especially the creepy drawings of the old elephant.


2:15 PM  

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