...references to drugs and alcohol? Is this the same James and the Giant Peach I read as a child? Or is this the new, grittier version by Quentin Tarantino?
I'm pretty sure the grasshopper drank brandy. Not that it's instantly going to corrupt children, but still a reference to alcohol. Fantastic Mr Fox is probably worse, since Mr Fox sings about how cider will cheer up his wife.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a bit more deserving, really. You've got a creature who steals farmers' chickens. They catch him in a trap, and he basically spends the rest of the book getting revenge. Also, the book is very unflattering in its portrayal of country folk.
I read a lot of Shel Sylverstein's poems back in grade four for English (and because my teacher is a huge fan), but promoting violence in disrespect? Maybe I didn't catch it due to my age, but I'm quite confident the lot of it was quite the opposite.
It even had "Warning," which informs children of the horrific consequences of nose-picking. Well, unless you're one of those not-snail-having freaks.
The dictionary one made me laugh because when my little sister and I were younger my mom used to tell us to "look it up" when she got tired of answering our persistent questions. Once we looked up the definition of "rape" and the definition in the dictionary was so dry that we had a hard time understanding it. I assume it would probably be the same if a third grader looked up "oral sex".
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Post by chad sexington on Oct 18, 2011 23:24:26 GMT -5
Yeah, I looked up 'sodomy' when I was young enough to not know the word, and the definition was, "An unnatural sex act, eg between two males". I thought, 'that's not unnatural', so re-assigned the word to mean bestiality instead.
and i will drive all the way from New Orleans and help you. Mostly because i like putting things on spikes babies, stupid people, my friend Eric etc.
Are you Eddie Izzard?
MaybeNever- Perhaps the solution then is to throw the chihuahua at the bad guy, then pump the shotgun while eating a big slice of cantaloupe. Am fear nach glèidh na h-airm san t-sìth, cha bhi iad aige 'n àm a' chogaidh.
My parent's purchased the Diary of Anne Frank for me when I was 9. Both had read it and knew exactly what it contained, and very happily shared their love of reading and real life human stories with me anyway. My parents are awesome.