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    17 Children's Books That I'm Glad I Never Read As A Kid

    Sorry, this is your problem now.

    1. Oh my god, why would you show this to a child???

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    2. Maybe don't get on that boat.

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    3. Note to self: Stay away from the Sunbonnet Twins.

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    They definitely don't have faces behind those bonnets. I mean, right?

    4. I thought this spider illustration was pretty cool until I realized it had a HUMAN FACE with a DISTRAUGHT EXPRESSION.

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    5. "It"

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    6. Uhh...what's that flamingo thing in the background apparently doing the Charleston?

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    7. There's a lot going on here. Is that a tiny, angry dog in the first panel? Can someone in the third panel feed that unicorn in the second panel?!

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    8. Wait, I'm actually really into this one tbh.

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    I'd like this bird to bring me soup, thanks.

    9. They look like they just did something bad, and I don't want to know what.

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    10. YOU'RE GOING TO RIP HIS LEG OFF!!!

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    These Cruel Elves suck.

    11. I mean, it looks like it hurts!

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    12. Respect the goose. Do not anger the goose.

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    13. Nursery rhymes sound so fun and cute, until you actually see them.

    Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library

    Let's analyze this for a sec: 1. The moon is clearly terrified that the cow is going to crush it. 2. That dog is high AF. 3. I feel like this cat plays his fiddle so that he can hypnotize you and take you straight to hell. 4. How do the spoon's legs even work?! 5. I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THAT DISH.

    14. And again.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Same scene, slightly different depiction. The moon does not seem to be alive here, allowing the cow to freely jump over it. But I daresay that cat is even more sinister than the last one, and that dog is just as high as its predecessor. And that dish and spoon situation? Just no.

    15. ...Whoa. Ok.

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    16. If you saw this thing coming toward you, what would you do?

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    This is why you don't hang out by the docks.

    17. This is me after looking at all these pictures and realizing I need to pass them on so I can be rid of the horror they have wrought unto me:

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