Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat certainly encourages discussion– see Lolly’s review here, Robin’s review here and mine over here–but over at Amazon I discovered a rather breathtaking display of the strategic (psychotic?) deployment of the non sequitur as a tool. (By a tool? Discuss.):
“This book is another in the long line of deconstruction books. These ‘collectivist’ authors seek to undermine logic, morals, and societal structures in favor of a new non thinking non feeling outcome based paradigm. These authors are destroying our childrens minds and souls. It has been done in other totalitarian/communist countries–now it is American children who are the targets. I can only guess what this charlatans next book will be. I am guessing it will be about a big large older male fish who ‘befriends’ a lonely and vulnerable boy fish, leading him on a dark and exotic lifestyle choice. And right on cue the morons will be hailing it as a breakthrough book for young boys learning about ‘choices.’ God help us all.”
Amen to that.