Bad judgment in choice of kids' book cover

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34 Responses to “Bad judgment in choice of kids' book cover”

  1. justONEguy says:

    Oh dear.

  2. mikep says:

    Never mind all that, what about the cow? She’s going to be hurting when she sits on her udder…

  3. BuildUupBuzzKill says:

    um yeah except for the fact that i doubt that most children know sexual postitions and would assosiate this cover with a good dog style railing

  4. dmatos says:

    Not to mention that the cow at the back of the line is female. I guess we can’t rule out bovine strap-ons, but if that’s the case, where are the straps.

  5. Nur says:

    #16 “Looks like we have a consensus! Perhaps the moral of the story here is to take at least a few hours off between watching porn and reading books to your kids”

    Tasks which NEVER go together :p.

    It’s a good moral of the story, I wonder if that’s the moral of “One Two Three Pull”, has anyone read the book?

  6. gobo says:

    I dunno, the pig’s enjoying himself a great deal. *fans self*

  7. franko says:

    i’m no expert, but it would seem that from what i know about mammalian anatomy, the angles are all wrong for what you are suggesting, except maybe for the chicken. what pervy minds you have!

  8. doug117 says:

    C’mon people!
    There was nothing sexual intended here and kids won’t infer anything other than critters being helpful.

  9. t3knomanser says:

    @Dmatos:
    It could be a double-ended dildo.

    @Franko: That’s only because the only one penetrating right now is the rabbit. They’ll rearrange a bit as each person in the line gets penetration. You act like you’ve never been involved in a good chain before.

  10. vamidus says:

    I used to read a similarly-illustrated book when I was a kid. The book is about how it takes an entire family, including pets, pests and rodents, to pull a giant turnip out of the ground – a great way to teach team work to children.

    “The Enormous Turnip” by Alexei Tolstoy

    Look it up – it’s a great read for your child.

    As for the cover – take your mind out of the gutter :) A 6-7yo child’s mind will not make that association unless you help it to.

  11. bazza says:

    seriously – this is a non issue, adults forcing a sexualised view of the world on kids will result in kids seeing it that way – but the illustration is innocent – don’t make it into something smutty when it isn’t

  12. Kay the Complainer says:

    Yeah, Bazza, you’re RIGHT…kids never get the sexual subtext of stuff. That doesn’t mean that those of us who do can’t giggle at it.

  13. Chang says:

    Oh, what child wouldn’t love it’s other title: “Cow fucks a Dog Fucks a Pig fucks a Bunny fucks a Chicken,”

  14. melvillain says:

    Much ado about nothing.

  15. pooklord says:

    It’s “pull” not “push”.

  16. semiotix says:

    They’re gonna find out about it somewhere.

  17. gATO says:

    Pooklord: It’s “pull” not “push”.

    … unless it is an *extremely* coordinated bukkake

  18. JulianR says:

    Same here. Nothing to fuss about.

  19. djmaxdare says:

    As a kids’ book author/illustrator, I’ve learned that there’s a certain kind of adult that seems to always be on the lookout for this sort of thing. I’ve even been “congratulated” by some who’ve thought I’d intentionally slipped something by my publishers.

  20. SoulDaYondah says:

    I guess Sarah Palin would ban this one.

    http://www.librarian.net/stax/2366/sarah-palin-vp-nominee/

  21. JJR1971 says:

    Innocent kids book remains innocent kids book.

    Some adults remain dirty minded as ever.
    (Including yours truly though I wouldn’t have immediately cued into it without the suggestion by Boing Boing).

  22. back seat astronaut says:

    Looks like we have a consensus! Perhaps the moral of the story here is to take at least a few hours off between watching porn and reading books to your kids.

  23. Torley says:

    I can’t think of a more appropriate cover for this, given the title.

    Hey, on the bright side, at least there’s no cartoon human in the mix — that’d be bestiality!

  24. minamisan says:

    it looks like a classic tug-o-war to me. i did it a hundred times in elementary school. and now you’re telling me i was having anal sex all that time and didn’t notice??

  25. Trnck says:

    wow… it’s great!

  26. ThreeFJeff says:

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I see an amazing Photoshop Phriday installment lurking in that cover.

  27. seyo says:

    Looks like a reference to “Getting Pooh Unstuck.” Hehehe, “Pooh,” “unstuck,” get it?

  28. dagfooyo says:

    Of course there’s nothing wrong with it, as far as kids are concerned. But it’s still good for a chuckle. Like all the unintentional goatse images that get posted.

    Incidentally, if you’re looking for a startling example of how differently kids and adults see things, check out this image:

    http://www.frenblog.com/illusion/dolphin-illusion/

  29. soupisgoodfood says:

    “Bad judgment in choice of kids’ book cover”.

    Only if you mind is in the gutter at lot?

  30. globule23 says:

    I am with a mind mostly sweet, often sick and sometimes perverted. I only got the sweet part this time. mAybe I am getting old.

  31. John H. says:

    I hate to say it, but I’m also with those who find nothing wrong with it. It’s almost as bad as people who obsess about finding every possible sexual implication to X work of fiction, or assume long cylindrical shapes must be phallic.

  32. Kieran O'Neill says:

    In fact, the rabbit-chicken thing has happened (rabbits being horny bastards).

    Kids growing up on farm would see the perverted side of this, methinks.

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