Disturbing Children's Books
In the 70s, we didn't find it necessary to hide so many things from
our children and from each other. Here are some tidbits that should
never have acquired any historical significance.
Note: These books were already old in 1970. What's remarkable is
that these themes weren't considered shocking until very
Pan enjoys a Good, Fair Fight.
Babar laments a regrettable and thankfully temporary lack of
children rejoice in an abundance of firepower, savagely killing
hapless sea creatures.
Babar's baby nearly chokes on a rattle in this disturbing brush
Babar's other baby hurtles off a cliff after his neglected
perambulator speeds downhill.
Babar's son helps with the gardening by depositing deadly
posisonous chemicals on their growing food, as well as killing
- Breasts are clearly visible on this mermaid from a
Curious George rots in the slammer for his wrongdoing, and it can
happen to you, too, so you'd better
Curious George, who looks and acts like a four-year-old, is seen
here thoroughly enjoying a pipe. This is forgivable, or course,
considering that tobacco was not known to cause harm until the lawsuit
Go to -DeeT's 70s page.