Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard

by Banned Library in


When evil comes to pray on poor Dudley the Stork, he calls upon his animal friends to help him. Too bad they are all crazy idiots. The quick and funny ghost story is written for just beginning to read children as a first chapter book containing surprises with a bit of complexity in the language. Honestly, the twist at the end is not one I will spoil as written, but it is sure to make you say Hay! I hate puns. Stand out character is the medium Madam Creepy, the mystic alligator. The drawings are fun and in keeping with the artist and writer's other collaborations. A fun time.

Banned

  • #93 on the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
  • occult and various supernatural issues, description of families in a derogatory manner and encourages disrespectful language and disobedience to parents
  • 1986 - challenged at Wasilla Library, Alaska, retained
$9.87

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The Stupids Die by Harry Allard and James Marshall

by Banned Library in


The Stupids Die
By Harry G. Allard Jr.

Title: The Stupids Die

Author: Harry Allard, James Marshall (Illustrator)

Publisher and Publication Year: 1985 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1981)

Summary

In this existential tale of woeful stupidity, the Stupid family are faced with their greatest challenge: life. How do they get up in the morning, how do they live, and what the fuck was up with the shower scene. Join our podcast as we delve into the insanity that is The Stupids Die.


Banned

Challenged for the following reasons: reinforcing negative behavior, promoting low self-esteem, encouraging disrespect for authority, use of the word "stupid."

ALA's Top Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009, #62

1998 - Michigan - Removed from the Howard Miller Library in Zeeland with three other Allard books in the series for complaints that children shouldn't refer to anyone as "stupid"



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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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$2.99