When it comes to books, particularly of the children's variety, context is everything ... or nothing. These excerpts are frankly very difficult to explain.
Check out 17 unintentionally disturbing moments in kids' books below:
Some things don't need to be illustrated for the younger set. Other stories would've been more or less fine if it weren't for an unfortunately chosen object or phrase.
Whether it's the lens through which you view a photo or in the sense that something was written in a bygone era before words took on new meanings, it's all about the context.
In these cases, context, or lack thereof, leads to some classic imagery, whether it's from urinating elephants, foul-mouthed animals or demonic children.
Intentions may be pure, but things can get a little awkward when you try to explain certain things to kids, or do so in inadvertently frightening ways.