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What You Think When You Read Your Favorite Kids' Books as An Adult
By Hallie Cantor
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Whoa, this was about religion! A Wrinkle in Time Huh, this was about religion too. The Secret Garden This was about religion three! Little Red Riding Hood Wait. Was this about sex? His Dark Materials Whoa, this was about sex AND religion! The Lorax Oh. This was about environmentalism. Charlotte's Web How did this not make me a vegetarian? The Giving Tree Whoa. I'm never having kids. Alice in Wonderland I should do more drugs. The Giver Whoaaaaaa, this was about, like, SOCIETY, man! Where the Wild Things Are Ohhh, this was about the subconscious. The Wizard of Oz So this was about the gold standard, apparently? Okay. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Was this about...eating disorders? Lord of the Flies Whatever. Even back then I knew this was about government.