ITT : Elder-God tier children's books

ITT : Elder-God tier children's books

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he's just so fucking hungry

Oops, wrong image.


Apparently scholars of Carle's work agree that this book is an allegory for pro-lifers

kek i see it now

He needs a lot of energy for his metamorphosis.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.


There;s not a lot of things I trust that has "merry stories" as its headline



Crystal treatment

It doesn't have words though.

Didn't Joyce write one? Is it good?

Finnegans Wake is alright

>imposing YA books on children
let's not overdo it


He wrote a story in a letter to his grandson and it got turned into a children's book later on. It's pretty cute.

The little prince and the wind in the willows.

I liked shake dem halloween bones

Strega Nona
Imogene's Antlers
Doctor De Soto
Burt Dow, Deep-water Man

see what?



The giving tree

I love you mom


There's a beautiful sentiment to this book, but it is fucking creepy. I mean, when she crawls in through his window and cradles her adult son? Cut the cord, lady!

I bought this book for my mother some time back and there were the tears that you'd expect and we had a moment together and it was lovely. Reading it again years later was an eye opener.

I don't know who's more fucked up in that family, but they both likely need some therapy.

A lovely parable about codependence and destructive relationships. Uncle fucking Shelby strikes again.

the true horror of an ever-consuming caterpillar being

It's a Canadian children's book, don't take it so seriously.

But I agree with you. I was read this book was I was a small boy and it was totally forgotten about until a couple months ago. The moment my eyes saw it nothing on Earth could stop the tears. I sobbed for hours.

Any of you guys ever read The King with Six Friends? I loved that book. The message was that everyone has their own talent, but being a good leader and knowing how to make friends is the best talent of all, plus the illustrations are beautiful.

It certainly has the feels. I loved Robert Munsch when I was a kid... but I think the wacky fantastical stories are better than him doing sentimental. That said, when I found this book in my folks' house after my mother died, I was an absolute wreck.

Only book for small children that really shows the emotional depth of high literature.



Here's the plot summary:
>king has no kingdom and is broke so he hits the road
>finds an ax in the middle of some woods stuck in a stump, and the ax talks to him and begs him to pull him out
>king pulls out ax, ax transforms into grateful dude, pic related
>dude can transform back into an ax whenever he wants


The Edge Chronicles were the first 'full-length' books that sparked my interest in reading.

What and adventure.
I hope I someday find copies of the original prints. The reprints had horrible cover art.

>What and adventure
Excuse my morning retardation.

>king keeps meeting and befriending dudes who can transform into crazy shit
>snake man
>elephant man
>bee-swarm man
>tree man
>fire man
>together with the ax man, the king has six friends
>king meets a princess, but her father won't let them marry because the king with six friends is too broke and has no kingdom of his own
>king with six friends is persuasive as fuck though, convinces her father to give him and his friends challenges, and if they pass the challenges he can marry the princess
>first challenge is they're locked in a room with a huge feast and barrels of wine, they have one hour to consume it all
>fire guy destroys the food, elephant man drinks all the wine
>second challenge is to get rid of bandits
>bee man chases all the bandits away
>third task is to retrieve a golden egg from the highest peak in the kingdom
>snake guy becomes a snake and they use him as a bridge
>they climb up the tree man and fetch the egg
>king with six friends marries princess, at the celebration feast he tells his story about how they did the task
>someone asks him what his talent is
>his talent is leading and making friends
I don't remember what the fuck the ax guy did during the three challenges but you get the idea.

>I don't remember what the fuck the ax guy did during the three challenges but you get the idea.

Moral support

Here's the fire guy destroying the food

Fire guy, elephant guy, and the King


The entire collection really.


Mah Nigga

The Hobbit. Really obvious.

How about "La vida útil de pillo polilla" ?i had to read it in elementary school; about a moth that one day learns to read, and decides to stop eating books.

I used to have this book that I loved. I forgot the name, but it hd really bad and creepy art that reminded me of bad 3D animation. Anyone know what I'm talking about? There's a scene where the dad rides of flying creature


It looked similar to Rolie Polie Olie

>tfw I never tried looking for Waldo and instead just looked at the goofy shit happening around him

Everyone always wanted "the frog book" when I was in elementary school.

Look at this slimy fuck. This godless piece of shit wrote CHILDREN'S stories.

This one is for the real niggers.

Nevermind. Found it

I really loved those as well and still do

Who wants to join comrade Rainbow Fish on his quest to divvy out the means of production to the working class?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar explores the relationship between a naïve young Caterpillar and a self-indulgent society. The story opens with the use of violent language, “POP”, creating the tension that will build throughout the story. It cannot be coincidental that “POP” is also the name of a Rice Krispie character, who represents the dangers of over-consumption. The caterpillar immediately enters a downward spiral of what could be considered an eating disorder. The caterpillar, however, is not happy with just food. Is it a coincidence by the end of the week many of the items he has eaten, such as “a lollipop,” “a piece of cherry pie” and “a pickle,” are sexualised words in Western society? Or is the book in fact loaded with innuendo, and do they represent the modern, over-sexualised and materialistic world? Finally, the caterpillar realises he has eaten too much. He makes amends with the world – but, will society, in the over-liberal state we’re currently in?

The caterpillar undergoes a journey from egg to butterfly, symbolising the human development. Under the pressures of modern society, the caterpillar is faced with many different options, and expected to make life changing decisions in very little time. The caterpillar seems a bit frantic, trying all these foods in hopes of finding the right one. He tries many different options, and then he transforms – after a little time and a lot of effort – into a butterfly. One must question: is the over-eating really indulgence, or is it something everyone must go through in order to learn from their mistakes and develop into an adult? Without all that excessive eating, the caterpillar would never have been ready to develop to a beautiful butterfly.

Much of the food consumed is not natural, but are consumer products. A capitalist society runs on the dependency of a consumer’s belief that through consumer products we will reach some sort of perfection: just as the caterpillar has done. The author clearly wanted to recruit some mini-consumers while they were young.

The author makes a point of telling the reader that the Caterpillar popped from his egg on a Sunday. This is, of course, the Sabbath, traditionally a day of rest and prayer. The religious symbolism continues when we are told that the caterpillar, on Monday, begins his gluttonous binge with a red apple, conjuring images of the Garden of Eden, Adam’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden and a loss of innocence. Rather than simply having one bite of the apple, the Caterpillar “eats through” the entire apple. The story is a message that straying from the path of righteousness can lead you further and further down to road of sin.

The Caterpillar is introduced to the reader “in the light of the moon,”. The moon has an association with insanity and irrationality, (the words lunacy and loony are derived from luna, the Latin name for the moon), and also with the female form, which is somewhat at the beck and call of the moon’s whims. Throughout the story, the moon continues its cycle, while the caterpillar becomes gluttonous and self-destructive. Finally, the moon reaches the end of its phase and the caterpillar becomes feminine and beautiful. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a metaphor for the expectation for women to be ideal at all times, and, when otherwise, the assumption that the reason is simply hormonal and therefore irrelevant.

The language of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is biased towards the butterfly. Words such as ‘tiny’ and ‘fat’ are used to describe the caterpillar, while the butterfly is described as ‘beautiful’. On top of this, the butterfly never works, while the caterpillar that is always doing something; namely, eating. For the butterfly to exist, the caterpillar must work. For the upper classes to exist, the working classes must work.

Consider the food the caterpillar eats: it is not traditional food for a caterpillar. Other caterpillars may judge him; yet he doesn’t care. He continues to eat food they will think him strange for eating. He, in the end, comes out with the upper hand, having become a butterfly. He followed his intuitions, wasn’t influenced by societal norms or peer pressure, and was rewarded for it.

Just think what you could have done with that time.

Chris Riddle illustrated pic related too
He's my favorite

yes! I loved those books, and I love the memories I have of the imagery from them. feels like a hazy cozy fever dream, especially the parts where they're in the wilderness

not fucking bad my man



If you give a mouse a cookie is a good allegory for the resons why socialism/communism shouldn't be accepted, because once you give a mouse a cookie they become dependent and invite all their nigger mice friends and fuck up your life

Redpill them young

Moomin series, obviously.

Frederick raises many philosophical questions. The Nature of Community and the social philosophy that governs community is just one. Frederick's story appears to be sympathetic to Collectivism, a term that describes any moral, political or social outlook that stresses human interdependence and the importance of a collective, rather than the importance of separate individuals. Early socialist and communist philosophers inspired Collectivists, like Hegel and Marx. Collectivists are concerned with community and society and seek to give priority to group goals over individual goals. They believe that a type of “social contract” exists in which the terms of this contract are decided by the “general will” of the people. In the story, Frederick contributed to the mouse community in a different way than the other mice. Yet, did he violate the social contract by not also helping to gather food?

Frederick also poses questions about the Nature of Work. There are many arguments about what actions are considered to be work, and it is not clear-cut in our society what is considered work and what isn't. In the story, Frederick does not physically work, but still makes a contribution to the mouse family. Is Frederick working? Karl Marx's Labor theory of value suggests that the labor one does is only equal to its value in society. Use-value determines the value of goods produced. Marx would view Frederick's contribution as not socially necessary or not valuable or as valuable as the other mice's contribution, since they contributed to the survival of the whole family. If they had not run out of food, Frederick's poetry may not have had any use-value. On the otherhand, one might argue that Frederick's contribution was necessary. Perhaps poetry is unique and only valued for as much as one is willing to pay. If Frederick were a famous poet, would his poetry be more valuable? Again, the focus on community and the roles of people in their community are addressed. Part of Marx's socialist theory stated that everyone would have to do some work in order to reap the benefits. Is it fair that Frederick gets to eat the food?

The social importance of art and the role of the artist in society are other topics addressed in the story. What was Frederick's role? Many poets debate these questions among themselves. Some focus on how much or why a poet is paid to write as essential to knowing the social function of poetry. Others say the content of poetry reflects its specific utility, or that the way a poem makes us feel and connects us to other human beings serves as its social function. Still others argue that poetry's social function is to just be, that one can take what she wants from poetry. Thus, the importance of poetry, or any type of art, in our society is not clear. Frederick's contribution of poetry to the mouse family was useful, but many would argue that food and shelter are more important than art in regards to the family's survival.

I've read those too when i was 10yo, i loved the setting
>I love the memories I have of the imagery from them

Robert Munsch is GOAT

Literal GOAT

My kid is so into this book that she has been carrying it around for me to read to her in my downtime (6 yo). I liked it too.

Also, Black Ships before Troy (illustrated) is sick

Have read numerous times to my children

>My kid is so into this book that she

Try again

idk why this book ha stuck with me since 4th grade my whole life but god I just love the story and the feelings sit gave me reading it.

Master Snickup's Cloak

This book deserves much more respect than It had. God only knows how stories like "The Little Padoan Patriot" would be beneficial for children's education.

I had a great experience listening to Hatchet on audio when I was 20. It really came alive with a few beers to supplement the audiobook. Good memory.

my mom always cries if she even thinks about this book lol

This was my favourite as a kid.

Top tier taste

Certainly the only Potter book my children will ever read

I liked it

>my kid

Nice roleplay


Apples don't poop.

Ohh man ma fcking nigga

I loved these. And sometimes they were pretty fucked up for childrens books. A lot of innocent characters being butchered for no apparent reason. Do you remember the old guy living in the swamp who cut off everybodies toes?

>he doesn't know

This one's a little "controversial."

Ah, Screed Toe-Taker.
He would lure people into The Mire, a deathly desert full of sinking-mud and poisonous blow-holes, under the guise of a guide who will lead you through to safety.
The second book was full of stuff like that.
I remember being horrified when the skyship crash-landed into the Twilight Woods. One by one, the crew that we've come to love fell into madness and ran off to be killed. It was bananas.

oh my fucking god i had this fucking book, and i have no idea what it was about

animals don't speak.