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Terrifying French Children's Books

Submitted by Quartermain at 2012-06-01 09:08:25 EDT
Rating: 1.14 on 7 ratings (11 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

"I don't know why so many French children's books are so bafflingly, needlessly frightening. Before moving there, we lived in the Netherlands; they had the same rabbits with ethnically varied chums and dinosaur mummies tucking up dinosaur babies as we do in the UK. I also can't envisage the publishing meeting in which someone says 'Hey! I've got this great kids' book where a girl puts her head in a plastic bag!' ('La Tête dans le Sac') and everyone thinks what a fine idea, but - tant pis. Here are a few examples, all courtesy of the Médiathèque d'Antibes, which is shut on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, Thursday and Friday mornings, and 12-2pm Wednesday and Saturday, but when open has the most helpful (and rested) librarians to be found anywhere."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2012/may/30/terrifying-french-childrens-books-in-pictures#/?picture=390846367&index=0

If this is a fairly representative sampling, it answers a few of the questions I've long had as to why the French are the way they are.


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Submitted by Sage at 2012-06-02 22:55:17 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

WTFINRAT.

Submitted by pen_name at 2012-06-02 00:31:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Submitted by Quartermain at 2012-06-01 13:53:38 EDT (#)

Reading an entire paragraph strained your faculties to their utmost, did it? I'll do my best to keep your limitations in mind in the future.

Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2012-06-01 13:29:12 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

too much text
just post the link next time

Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-06-01 12:57:33 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

This isn't what we had in mind.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2012-06-01 11:29:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

"I also can't envisage the publishing meeting in which someone says 'Hey! I've got this great kids' book where a girl puts her head in a plastic bag!' ('La Tête dans le Sac') and everyone thinks what a fine idea, but - tant pis"

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2012-06-01 09:54:13 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

J'approuve ce message.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-06-01 09:47:40 EDT (#)

The Silent Child #14

*wishes they all were*


The original versions of Grimm's Fairy Tales were actually pretty, well, grim.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-06-01 09:23:11 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

the silent child #14

*shudders*

Submitted by FartSmeller at 2012-06-01 09:16:34 EDT (#)

Eating all that cake really fucks you up.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-06-01 09:14:41 EDT (#)

so Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoon? hell of a job.


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