Seriously, Winnie the Pooh is on the list of books that people have tried to have removed from the shelves. Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte’s Web owe their status on the list of books that people have attempted to ban because these books have (gasp inserted here) talking animals.
Yes, you read that right. People complained because Winnie the Pooh talks. As do Piglet, Tigger, and Charlotte.
It seems that talking animals are an “insult to God.”
Anne Frank:Diary of a Young Girl is also on the list of books that people have requested be removed from circulation. Why? Because is it too depressing.
Really, do these people fart rainbows?
And just when you thought you had seen it all, in 2010, some schools in California banned the (wait for it….) the Dictionary. Yes, the dictionary was removed from classrooms because it contained the definition for the term “oral sex”.
Control is such an interesting phenomenon, isn’t it? For a list of other children’s books that attempts have been made to ban or have been removed, please see the list of 15 Classic Children’s Books That Have Been Banned in America.
In the meantime, I suggest that it is time to re-read Winnie the Pooh and/or Charlotte’s Web. I hope you read them and it rekindles your imagination.
Thanks for reading!