'Do You Want to Play with my Balls?' Crude kids' books for Literacy Month?

September, National Literacy Month celebrates reading, particularly to children says the Fort Bend Herald on September 15. But there's a trend in children's literature to cater to the lowest common denominator: adult humor. It began when Adam Mansbach published"Go the F to Sleep" and then "You Have to F*cking Eat." Now the latest is "Do You Want to Play with My Balls?" by the Cifaldi Brothers. This ostensibly-child's story features gratuitous references to male genitalia, cloaked as puns. It's supposed to be for adults, but juxtaposed with cartoon pictures of children, it borders on pedophaelic pornography. How appropriate are crude kids books for anyone to read, let alone kids?'Do You Want to Play with my Balls?' Crude kids' books for Literacy Month?

 

Free printable A Series of Unfortunate Events worksheets, book crafts, games - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

 September is National Literacy Month. A Series of Unfortunate Events, is an endearingly popular children's literature series. It's penned by the mysterious and elusive author Lemony Snicket. Despite the gloomy author's grim predictions that no one will like the stories, millions of children and adults continue follow the Baudelaire children, Klaus, Violet and Sunny. Why not read the books your students or homeschooled kids? Here are free printable Series of Unfortunate Events worksheets and activities to supplement.Free printable A Series of Unfortunate Events worksheets, book crafts, games

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