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The Stupids Step Out (Harry G Allard, Jr; James Marshall)

Not Recommended, Not Repeatable

As a kid, I remember liking this book and thinking it was funny. Now that I’m a parent (and perhaps this makes me a hypocrite), I thought that this book was kind of mean. More than that, it seems to be teaching kids that some people are stupid, and it’s okay to laugh at them for being… dumb. Some of what they do is just crazy (like putting a cat on their head and calling it a hat), but some of it… you could almost imagine someone saying or doing some of it. So it’s about letting your kid read a book where they get to feel smart and superior and laugh at others. But yeah… it’s a little mean, and thus, I don’t know if it’s something you should pick for your kid…

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