A story about a flamboyant frog who buys a flashy jogging suit and tries to run. He gets teased by everyone, and someone even called his jogging suit stupid. WTF? Finally, on the last page, Frog makes friends with a bunny who also has difficulty running. They embrace their hoppiness and live happily ever after, I suppose. I initially read this during the height of the bullying scandals of 2010, and it pissed me off to no end.
A kid draws on the walls with magical pencils. DRAWS ON THE WALLS! My impressionable 2 1/2 year old does not need to see that especially because we don’t have a single magical pencil in the house. Anyway, the kid DRAWS ON THE WALLS! and the drawings come to life. What does he draw? A bunch of mischievous mice doing more bad things. I really, really don’t need that kind of influence in my house. Thanks, but no thanks.