Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Child Book Characters Who'd Make For (Wonderfully) Vexatious Adults

A list of child book characters and the qualities they possess that might make for an onerous adulthood.

Henry Huggins

Pippi Longstocking


Tom Sawyer
Lack of work ethic


Fancy Nancy
Creativity, unbound

The Pigeon
Argumentative nature

Tacky the Penguin
Disregard of peer pressure

Little Red Riding Hood
Inability to see danger

No, David
Mischievous spirit

Still, I refuse to condemn these child book characters to a problematic adulthood. Who knows? Perhaps these character traits will serve them well. Could be refreshing, even.  :-)

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  1. Omg I recognise so many of these!! YAY for epic childhood books. And yes, I'm sure they'll turn out into healthy, normal adults. 😂 😂XD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

  2. Yea! Winnie the Pooh made my list as well. It would be interesting to see them age. I always figured Christopher Robin would remember them as an adult one day. Great list!

  3. I do remember a lot of these books, clever way to use that topic. I especially love Pippi Longstockings

  4. Oh my gosh, how could I forget about Tom Sawyer?? AND Madeline! What a wonderful list! :)

  5. lol i love how you organized/themed this post! Fun :) My TTT

  6. Pippi Longstocking, is a good one! I would love to see how she is getting along these days! :D Great Top Ten!
    My TTT.

  7. Wonderful list! I'd love to see Pippi and Madeline as adults. I think their traits would make for fantastic adults but the Pigeon is a whole other story!

  8. Pippi and Red Riding Hood would be brilliant to see as adults - you have such great choices!

  9. I wanted to do this one, but love my childhood kids just as they are. I do like your reasoning for the ones that you selected though.

  10. Lol! Yes! These are awesome choices!! What a very fun post. :) Thanks for stopping by mine too!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  11. Interesting list! Seeing how Pippi turned out would be great fun.


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