Written by Henry Allard
Illustrated by James Marshall
(Houghton Mifflin, 1977)
Challenged because the the word "stupid" is used to describe the fictional family. It is perceived as derogatory. The title has also been challenged because it shows children disobeying their parents.
Written by Claire Huchet Bishop
Illustrated by Kurt Wiese
Parents expressed concern at the Salem Public Library that the book’s racial stereotypes were demeaning to Chinese People (1990). The book was also challenged in a California grade school because “it contains descriptions of violent plots to execute five brothers (1998).