I Know an Old Lady

by Rose Bonne, Alan Mills and Abner Graboff, 1961

This politically incorrect book reinforces the stereotype that old people eat weird stuff like bugs and horses. Sure, we all know it’s true, like the stereotype about kids book authors being handsome, strong and really, really popular with lots of good close friends who never make fun of them. It’s just not cool to run around saying it all the time.

See? She’s doing it now, in that picture.

WHY CHILDREN WILL LIKE IT: Maniacal bug eating granny, problem solving, death, justice