Picture Books We Love to Hate

shelved under Children's Books

Each of these classic picture books will strike you either as delightful and heartwarming... or as annoying and creepy.† You be the judge!

 

The Giving Tree

illustrated by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree gives and gives... a selfish boy takes and takes.

 

Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram

The "Big" rabbit keeps one-upping the "little" rabbit on just how much they love one another.

 

Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw

A creepy stalker mother overdoes it, especially when her son grows up.

 

The Rainbow Fish

by Marcus Pfister

If you're different and nobody likes you, be more like the crowd, so you can be accepted!

 

The Runaway Bunny

by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

The kid bunny can never get away from its overbearing, ever-present mother.