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Shocking & Offensive? Bad Children Book Art

By Selena Mae |

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It’s rare that my mouth drops open when carousing the internets. Which, I suppose is good; reactionary I am not. A blogger needs to have that sort of thick skin.


This illustrated series, “Satire, Humor and Visual Parody of Classic Children’s Books From the 1940s Through 1960s.” by Bob Staake, really had my eyes bugging out a few times.

I suppose because, in essence, they are all just so wrong. Becasue they feature children, of course. Some people don’t like satire, slapstick or any form of dark/sick humour at all. Some people like it in small doses and it seriously messes with tender sensibilities should it ever revolve around children.

Me? I’m not so sure. I must admit, that I laughed out loud at more than a few of these twisted ‘classics’. I suppose I love being offended. What do you think?

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Offensive? Visual Parody of Classic Children's Books

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2 thoughts on “Shocking & Offensive? Bad Children Book Art

  1. bunnytwenty says:

    “Carousing” is not the word you want there – “perusing” is.

    1. Selena Mae says:

      To BunnyTwenty or Isobelly…whichever it is. Nope. Actually, I was drunkenly and boisterously carousing about the internets when I discovered this, rather than intelligently perusing whilst sipping my coffee. Sad but true.

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