Thursday, August 4, 2011
You Gotta Love Unintentionally Dirty Children's Books!
Like I've said before, I enjoy the blogs Vintage Books My Kid Loves as well as Jacket Knack. Sometimes when I get bored, I sort through my vintage books and look at the illustrations. I was doing this recently and I grabbed this book from the shelf.
The cover is such a pop of color, with Puss in Boots in the foreground, and a little knight in the background. Dick and Jane doppelgangers encroaching on the picture- telling the1950's parents who would have seen it in a toy shop or drug store: "Yes- your children will enjoy this book!"
It contains a number of classic fairy tales, such as Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, etc. but this page definitely surprised me:
Now of course, I know that 'ass' means 'donkey', but I could not help laughing when I saw this.
And then, I read it in my giggly state and it just got worse.
I'll leave you with a quote from the book:
""Just wait until I feed my ass," said Jack.