Kayla Sykes has taken to Facebook with concerns over a poem published.
Sykes said “If you happen to shop at Costco please do not buy the children’s book “No More Poems.” It includes a horrifying poem with specific details on how to kill your younger sibling. It’s absolutely disgusting. I hope this posts reaches Costco and the publisher, as the author Rhett Miller has blocked me on Facebook.
Talk about putting ideas in a child’s head. I’m so disgusted this was even published. The publisher of this book is Little, Brown and Company”
The first verse of the poem read “Brotherly Love,
Please don’t push your brother out the window, little miss.
I know he’s asking for it I am quite aware of this but if you push your brother out the window he’ll go splat and once he’s squished there isn’t any coming back from that”
one verse reads “If you take a pillow and smother brothers head, ive got a strong suspicion that he might wake up dead, or worse he’d be a vegetable oh bitter irony. He hasn’t eaten one of those in his whole history”
What are your thoughts? Is this book too much or no worse than traditional fairy tales about plaques, deaths and murders