I wrote about our favorite books and I figured I should follow up with the ones we dread. Joe has even gone so far as to hide some that Jack insists on dragging out repeatedly!
Dr. Seuss – yes, there are several books. It’s hit or miss; we don’t hate them all but I have soured on Dr. Seuss as an adult. Hop On Pop is on my hit list (I skip all of the rhyming if I’m forced to read it), and Joe detests There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (citing it as the least creative book ever). I wouldn’t mind if Fox in Socks went up in flames, either. Clearly, we don’t like rhyming books! Oh, and I have always hated The Cat in the Hat. That damned trouble maker cat stresses me out!
Catch the Moon by Elizabeth Mitchell – I won’t share the mean things we say about this book but I will say that it tries to rhyme and fails miserably. The author must have been under the influence of something. The abrupt ending is bizarre, as well. Jack seems to like it, though.
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown – It’s just…too long and repetitive. Jack does not have the patience for this one and neither do we.
A to Z by Sandra Boynton – In my opinion, an A-Z book should teach something but the book is just too off-the-wall so we generally sit looking at the book in bewilderment. I am linking to the whole set of books we have because it should be mentioned that the illustrations in all of the books are immensely ugly.
Good for Me and You by Mercer Mayer – What’s with the bad grammar, Mercer?
We also have a few mini Richard Scarry books that are like 4 pages long (I could find a link). The one I particularly can’t stand is “Busy Trucks,” which starts off talking about the vehicles around town and then all of a sudden ends with a birthday party. Joe says I am too harsh on a book that is so short but, come on, I need a little plot development! Also, Mr. Frumble is an idiot!
We can’t be the only haters out there. Share with me your black listed books!