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Dad Wants 'Hop on Pop' Banned Because It Promotes Violence Against Fathers??

Posted by on May. 2, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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Dad Wants 'Hop on Pop' Banned Because It Promotes Violence Against Fathers (Yes, We're Serious)

by Jeanne Sager

Hop on PopEvery mom wants to raise a reader. But let's be honest for a second: every mom out there is guilty of just reading the words without really paying attention during bedtime because they really want their kid to go to sleep already. Moms, if this is you, beware! There are deep, dark, disturbing messages lurking in one of the most popular children's books of all time. Have you been reading Hop on Pop to your kids?

Sure you have. It's a Dr. Seuss book, after all, and what mom hasn't entrusted her toddler's development to the great Theodor Geisel? 

Mom, if this is you, it's time we have a talk. Hop on Pop is not the innocent rhyming tale of little ones playing with dad that you think it is!

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It is a violent story of over-aggressive children beating on their father! Just ask the fathers' rights advocate who is calling for the book to be banned!

Yes. We're serious.

A patron of the Toronto Public Library demanded the book's removal; PLUS, he wants an apology to greater Toronto area fathers AND for the library to pay damages resulting from the book's violent message. The dad reportedly told library directors that the Dr. Seuss classic is "violent and encouraged children to be violent with their fathers."

After all, the book says:

HOP POP We like to hop. We like to hop on top of Pop. STOP You must not hop on Pop.

Haven't laughed like that in awhile, have you?

Nice try, Dad. NICE try.

Pushed to really think about it, we have to acknowledge you could probably find all sorts of subversive and terrible messages in popular children's books ... if that's exactly what you WANT to find.

Go, Dog, Go is terribly bossy, for one. Shouldn't it just be, "well, if you want to go, then that's OK, but you really don't have to, if you don't want to"? And don't get us started on that Bread and Jam for Frances. Are they TRYING to get our kids addicted to sugar?

As a matter of fact, we might as well just take the day off and root around in the kids' rooms for all the books that offend us and start drafting our "I demand an apology" letters now. If we find enough that are sue-worthy, we may never have to work again!

Or, you know ... we could just use a little common sense.

Using this dad's rubric, what's the most disturbing book on YOUR toddler's shelves?

by on May. 2, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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Octobersmom
by on May. 2, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Oh for the love of.....

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 2, 2014 at 9:57 AM
2 moms liked this

This dad's an idiot. 

BabyBram13
by Member on May. 2, 2014 at 11:06 AM
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What about "5 Little Monkey Jumping On The Bed"? That's just begging for a kid to get hurt....just like the monkeys.
jesusrocks2013
by Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:45 PM

 What ? Are you serious ? There are no words in any Dr. Seuss books that promote violence against anyone at all. On the contrary , it is highly recommendable for any child to read any books from Dr. Seuss because they encourage reading and learning through rhyming. What has he been smoking ? What is he talking about ?

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thatgirl70
by Carin on May. 2, 2014 at 6:12 PM
He was clearly smoking something.

Quoting jesusrocks2013:

 What ? Are you serious ? There are no words in any Dr. Seuss books that promote violence against anyone at all. On the contrary , it is highly recommendable for any child to read any books from Dr. Seuss because they encourage reading and learning through rhyming. What has he been smoking ? What is he talking about ?

gracef282
by Member on May. 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM
Read those books and i guess it will never ever leave there poor little minds. Its all been memorised. Sorry dad, but you deal with it now.
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jesusrocks2013
by Member on May. 3, 2014 at 12:12 AM

 

Quoting thatgirl70:

 

 He was clearly smoking something.

Lol !  I agree 100% !

Quoting jesusrocks2013:

 What ? Are you serious ? There are no words in any Dr. Seuss books that promote violence against anyone at all. On the contrary , it is highly recommendable for any child to read any books from Dr. Seuss because they encourage reading and learning through rhyming. What has he been smoking ? What is he talking about ?

 

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Malibudreamin
by on May. 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Get a life.

jobseeker
by Bronze Member on May. 3, 2014 at 9:21 PM

 wus

vilandra
by Member on May. 4, 2014 at 9:56 AM
wow seriously, someone needs to take his meds or get on some.
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