20 Kids’ Books You Didn’t Realize Were Messed Up Until Later

Maybe you’re lucky enough to have kids of your own, or maybe you’re just babysitting for a little extra cash money. Either way, most people who have some experience reading kids’ books as an adult start to realize that some of the stuff they read as a kid — that they’re now reading to kids — is a little odd.

Check out some popular titles you may not have realized were so messed up:

Sometimes Mommy Gets Angry

This is a very well-meaning book about a child learning to cope with her mother’s mental illness. While it’s important to learn about mental health at a young age, it seems a little strange to be introducing it to young kids who were just expecting a cute bedtime story. It doesn’t help that the girl realizes there’s nothing she can do to help her mother.

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