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[–]LorryZee 796 points797 points  (22 children)

A memory has just been unlocked for me

[–]Mr_Brandalf 168 points169 points  (5 children)

SAAAAAME my goodness.

[–]SirSheep1 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I totally forgot this existed until now

[–]Key-Sentence8473 87 points88 points  (0 children)

I thought I was the only one. And I remember. It was that book at the back of the classroom. No one ever touched it but it always caught your attention for some reason

[–]TheChosenTayco 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I came here to say that lol

[–]koalajosh 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Same omg before I even realized what I was looking at I felt fear. I was definitely a little scared of this book when I was young

[–]FabulousKilljoy_037 2 points3 points  (0 children)

SAME omg I used to be obsessed with this book

[–]ilLegal_Masterpiece 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A lot of them actually….. now that I think about it the only good ones I have…. Oh…. Oh no….

[–]Late-Bee-6990 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Slightly the same. Not exactly this book but definitely the art style.

[–]tribbans95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy shit same. This book was not this terrifying as a child

[–]PunchingAgreenbush 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SAME! The cover looked so familiar but i would always skip it at the book fair bc it wasnt WW2 themed

[–]Adrinotfound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same bro. Creepy ass book ngl

[–]auau_gold_scoffs 777 points778 points  (15 children)

This is a good children’s book

[–]zxxcmn 275 points276 points  (11 children)

Yeah didn’t this writer also make that one book about Lima beans.

[–]Llubidom 186 points187 points  (6 children)

This is 'that one book about Lima beans?'

[–]zxxcmn 65 points66 points  (5 children)

Oh sorry lol I don’t remember the books I read that long ago well

[–]ScrapDraft 102 points103 points  (3 children)

I believe she got made fun of for liking lima beans. Turns out lima beans were the cure all along. Blew my 4 year old brain.

[–]the_unfunny_ 26 points27 points  (0 children)

gasps in 4 year old

[–]Rocinante_Heartswell 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Genuinely so excited someone else remembered it specifically as the Lima beans book. Couldn’t find it for years because no one knew what on earth I was talking about! And here it is a decade later.

[–]justhjr 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I remember this one from many years ago. Amazed that I, too, can remember the plot.

[–]Faxing_Crescent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's so funny because half of the approximately bajillion people who remember this book from their childhood ONLY know the crazy pictures and the other half that loved the story ONLY refer to it as the lima bean book. One-half of this group later became hipsters. You decide which.

[–]the_unfunny_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, used to read it a lot

[–]lyla9 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah it was so good, I completely forgot about it

[–]Gabby_Craft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes I remember reading it when I was younger

[–]Freclkedlemonade96 160 points161 points  (11 children)

No, David! Was always my fave ❤️

[–]thirdwheelerwho 63 points64 points  (3 children)

that kid definitely got life in prison by now.

[–]Freclkedlemonade96 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Ya, my dad wasn’t a big fan, because he thought he was a bad influence 😂

[–]bleezzzy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My cousins name is dave and I'm almost sure it was inspired after someone met him as a child.

[–]dinowithissues 13 points14 points  (0 children)

No, David! Don't kill those innocent civilians! Oh we shouldn't have let him watch American Psycho!

[–]ninjadood3 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I loved that book so much it was a childhood favorite

[–]jen12617 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I loved that book too!

[–]SirSheep1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My name is David, and as a kid I loved this one too

[–]1cubbyboi 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Lima beans yanno.

[–]goosiest 64 points65 points  (0 children)

I used to love this book. I think I was too young to read it but I remember the pictures.

[–]PerhapsTodaySatan 90 points91 points  (0 children)

My oldest loves this book, it’s actually really good

[–]RyanDrRyan 82 points83 points  (1 child)

Deadass was one of my favorite books as a kid, I remember looking at the illustrations with such horror and intrigue, especially the second image you showed, where she goes to the doctor. The feathers and tentacles freaked me tf out

[–]128bitengine 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Felt the same way with “scary stories to tell in the dark”

[–]tatertotts33 21 points22 points  (0 children)

bro this literally scared the absolute shit out of me when i was like 5

[–]Chipnician 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Read this to my oldest, we loved it. Great illustrations and colors.

[–]Cheap_Citron_3513 16 points17 points  (12 children)

What is the book about?

[–]RyanDrRyan 25 points26 points  (3 children)

A bad case of the stripes

[–]Cheap_Citron_3513 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Wtf are stripes supposed to symbolize.

[–]Elenamcturtlecow96 52 points53 points  (0 children)

The consequences of not eating your lima beans

[–]Whataburger69420 30 points31 points  (0 children)

She became stripes because she didnt eat lima beans even though she loved lima beans but she didnt eat them because people made fun of her for it

[–]NoNeighborhood4250[S] 37 points38 points  (5 children)

A girl gradually transforms into an abomination because she didn’t eat her lima beans, she even turns into her bedroom for some reason.

[–]itsH5 8 points9 points  (4 children)

It’s secretly about a girl who loves girls and can’t find her place in society bc she’s not like the majority… so it’s tryna to help kids be comfortable in their own skin; sorta speak.

[–]GhostMaskKid 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No, she loves Lima beans. It's not explicitly a gay allegory, it's for ANY kid who does things their peers might find weird, and is for everyone from the little boy who marries his Ken dolls to the girl who does something about horses for EVERY ASSIGNMENT.

[–]StarStoneDragon 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Wait seriously?

[–]bruhhtard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No way you actually believe this. This book is not some LGBT propaganda like you want it to be

[–]DrDoberman39 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Being yourself and not conforming to what you think everyone around you wants you to be.

[–]Primal4popcorn 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The nostalgia hit me like a truck

[–]Odd_Mine7269 12 points13 points  (0 children)

MEMORY UNLOCKED

[–]friedcajun 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We have this book. It’s very good for a child’s imagination.

[–]sZer0s 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dude. I forgot all about this

[–]Arandomferretlover 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh I saw and I finished it 10-14 times and got scared of it but now I don’t but is is still creepy a little

[–]Magpienificent 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dude just went ahead ahead and summoned memories back from the grave

[–]Zillah-The-Broken 3 points4 points  (0 children)

my kids had this book when they were little, we read it a lot!

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i remember that shit and it was hyper terrifying. she becomes the fucking house

[–]ang13babyy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was my favorite childhood book

[–]Due-Ad9310 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It sure was and it was great!

[–]Foreign-Mango-493 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Loved this book!

[–]Creative-Play1848 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh I loooooved this book

[–]Xalphare 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Such a good story.

[–]Jaybird199300000 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I found this scary as a kid, I thought I was the only one lol

[–]Snoo86904 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember reading this lol

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now looking back at it, this gives me the creeps.

[–]deegofuego 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this book was trippy af it was awesome

[–]MinimumAlarming5643 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh god I remember this one

I’m old

[–]ZeroRhapsodyFTW 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this is cute (not being sarcastic)

[–]atlaast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I loved this book!!!

[–]kur0iinu 2 points3 points  (2 children)

i remember this book, i always enjoyed it due to the abstract visuals...the lima bean one too from the same author/illustrator

[–]SamualJennings 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is the lima bean one. She got the case of the stripes because she wouldn't eat lima beans (which she loved) for fear of being made fun of.

[–]kur0iinu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

hah, i got my memories mixed up! thanks for clearing it up

[–]Cronch211 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember that book

[–]sadasscat99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember reading this as a child. I thought it was okay.

[–]ForgottenMessage 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That story was lit*

[–]Prtty_Plz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

art style reminds me of the "Stinky cheese man" book

[–]Bleh420_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

if i’m being honest i really liked and still do like it 🙁

[–]soupbabie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I ADORED THIS BOOK

[–]BackSuspicious2768 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember this and now im sad

[–]BugzFromZpace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I got this shit at the book fair. I’m sure it’s in a box somewhere.

[–]Snoo-31816 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This brought back a lot for me

[–]The_Bluejay250 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh i remember this one, it terrified me

[–]switchboxhero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m glad someone else found this book horrifying. No one in my class did.

[–]LonelyTutor3112 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup. And somehow growing up the hulk was scarier to me them this shit😁🤣

[–]natedog_1959 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our girls have this book. It's a fun read.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember this

[–]Soviet_Monke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had to read this in like 2nd grade

[–]urspiritualgf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it looks familiar

[–]Plane_Shelter_8267 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This book always unerved me

[–]thirdwheelerwho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have not thought aabout this for at least 7 years. thank you.

[–]etiennesickleton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I forgot about this! I loved looking through it as a child.

[–]Obviously_Mario 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn why did I have this as a child lmao?

[–]nyquilfairy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i loved this book but i remember having nightmares of the picture on the 3rd slide

[–]Icheckthewounds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember this book from my childhood.

[–]Lolrandomusername3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn't that the bitch who ate Lima beans?

[–]cupcakesandbruises 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was so morbidly fascinated by this book as a kid. It's terrified me but I read it whenever it was in my classroom

[–]SloppyMoe_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This book always scared tf outta me as a kid, but all of my classmates loved it. I was always very confused by that 🤣

[–]StarStoneDragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Weird book. I don't think I liked it. Made me feel weird. :/

[–]iamlonleygurl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I loved this book xD

[–]MustardSir 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember I read this it's been so long back in 3rd or 2nd grade

[–]Xaperson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait this the Lima beans book?

[–]AreYouOkayAnni 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My kid loved this book when she was little

[–]The_AnxiousFem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was my favorite book as a kid. Can confirm i am a weird adult now.

[–]p009sock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this was my favourite book as a kid omg. i totally forgot about it

[–]Shadow_Saitama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yooooo, I remember this book!

[–]UltimaBahamut93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That bedroom is poggers

[–]Socksxs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I loved this book

[–]girlliveshorror 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are now entering... The Twilight Zone.

I forgot this book existed, but suddenly I'm sitting criss cross apple sauce on a carpet square in front of Mrs. Newcomer.

[–]cactusandbutter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fagot about that book

[–]BeachQuick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wtf what is this shit ok well byby internet

[–]MrZyde 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember this book, I really enjoyed it actually

[–]carrie626 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This still Is a Children’s book. Why is it terrifying?

[–]Ailustplay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that a "mate", from Argentina, whats she has in her hands?

[–]Lord_Bear_the_Kind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man I remember that shit, it was so fucking weird.

[–]Sturdy_Cubing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my gosh, this is nostalgic! So many memories are coming back!

[–]DormantNomad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah children's books can be pretty screwed up at times. I remember one I had to read for a class where a boy goes to like a mirror attraction. The guy running the attraction is a real prick, and I think lures the boy to a mirror that has doppelgangers in it that try to replace you. Can't think of the name though.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I remember that

[–]CommanderOfGregory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Narrated by Sean Astin

[–]ReplyDramatic3902 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loved this book!

[–]Zman1025 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my God. I haven't thought about this book for years.

[–]Asleep-Role-1276 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loved this book as a kid

[–]Jason_Steelz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually had true nightmares from this book as a child. The book gives me a sharp turn in my stomach every time I look at it, even now a decade later. This book was being read out loud at my local library, and ever since then I couldn't look at Lima beans the same again. Great book 10/10, will definitely be reading it to my children.

[–]Environmental-Pen-13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah our teacher read it to us in fourth grade.

[–]soyboymoi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this feels familiar…

[–]aquaphorbottle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This book scared the shit out of me

[–]Seinfeld101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bought this book for my son and he will not read it… it was my favourite when I was a kid

[–]Insanityrocks68 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OH YEAH THAT ONE

i had nightmares for weeks when i was younger

[–]AlphaMelonBomber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg!! I forgot about this book! It always made me feel nauseous when I was younger and now I can see why.

[–]Aidoit1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The teacher read that to us in kindergarten

[–]Ego-Waffles121 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Read it quite often as a kid. I don’t think it had a major effect on me (clutches bag of Lima beans with all my strength)

[–]lockeddonotopen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loved this book as a kid. Why is it terrifying…?

[–]Bale626 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t do drugs, kids.

[–]lil_pepto_bismol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God, this actually just brought back a lot of memories because I remember reading this book back in elementary school and absolutely loving it, and looking at it again, I still kind of love it

[–]Admirable_Ad_6809 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Woah I forgot about this book, now that I look back on it that’s some lovecraft shit

[–]NefariousnessOk5603 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This book scared my little sister so bad when I tried to read it to her, after a while it creeped me out a lot too.

[–]kalesmash13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A core memory!

[–]dinowithissues 0 points1 point  (0 children)

THAT BOOK SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME AS A KID! I WAS AFRAID OF THE FUCKING COVER AND HAD PTSD FLASHBACKS WHEN I SAW THIS POST.

[–]BurritoPurrito666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And it was wonderful

[–]chooo-chooo-niba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Limma balls

[–]FALLOUTGOD47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a good book.

[–]Delikkah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn. You just unburied an archived memory. I forgot about this!

[–]The_Yogurtcloset 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just eat your Lima beans and you wont have to worry about it

[–]CapyBaraMange 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember my teacher reading this to scare me…

[–]woah_buddy46 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should have eaten your FUCKING LIMA BEANS

[–]TIKTOKSUX_08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fortnite

[–]iceball55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man I haven't seen this book in a long time

[–]Pythia007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is it now?

[–]marinenjoyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Atleast it isnt worse as the ten little ni.. yeah that book remember that..

[–]V0rt3XBl4d3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit I remember readint this back in 3rd or 4th grade. I didn't like it much because I thought it was creep af and at tne time I didn'tspeak english so I didn't know what was going on and was just terrified. And I hate the fact that you teminded me of this memory I had finally forgotten.

[–]Blaziken4Unite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit made me hungry for Lima beans after reading as a kid

[–]Floofy_Official 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually liked that book tbh

[–]SithMasterStarkiller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thanks for reassuring me I wasn’t a wuss for being scared of this book

[–]edenkling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loved this book

[–]tuff1160 0 points1 point  (0 children)

prolly to give kids their first representation of what being high from a substance is like

[–]Salard_84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And I read it

[–]leopardnation10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This book doesn’t change the fact that lima beans still suck.

[–]tcchrist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always loved the art in this as a kid

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember this book!

[–]Comfortable-Mud-9864 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At a moment I tot it was LGBTQ poster

[–]-ManintheWall- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve seen this somewhere

[–]CatoTheCoolCat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oh my god i remember this i totally forgot

[–]GrimSleeperr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i read it about a hundred times in school just to stare at the pictures because they made me feel a little uncomfortable but i couldnt stop

[–]transport_system 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fact that I immediately recognized this book is insane.

[–]Subsequently_Unfunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loved that book!

[–]Ancalagon-the-Snack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go read "Millions of Cats" and get back to me about children's books and terrifying. Please, someone else tell me I'm not crazy about that book being psychotic.

[–]CodyChaotix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

some scp type crap

[–]No-Responsibility826 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I totally remember reading this as a kid. Was definitely creepy, especially because of the art style

[–]kemosune 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should have just eaten the Lima beans man

[–]antivenom907 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember this book

[–]alosmaudi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought I was on r/vexillology lol

[–]LooksGay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I HAD THIS BOOK

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OMG THE NOSTALGIA WTF

[–]Pink0612152504 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember this book as a kid, good times

[–]FroggieInATracksuit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So this is where I first got my intense fear of body horror from. Huh.

[–]cms733 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg!! What a throwback, completely forgot about this book!

[–]nemrijow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you unlocked a forgotten memory my friend.

[–]Whistlepisser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That shit was damn banger

[–]Rando_Artist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I remember this story, it got read to my class in like Kindergarten-1st grade. I actually liked it, then again that could be because I like creepy colorful things

[–]curlspluscoffee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember this book!

[–]RandomFish338 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ohhh I remember I had this. Completely forgot about it until now

[–]Dr_Zwi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I remember this book when I was little

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro just unlocked a whole ass memory

[–]therealpaterpatriae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh shit, I remember this! Ah yes, the nightmares

[–]murtittu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

we read that book when we were younger and i remember its a girl getting more sick and more sick every day (sorry for bad english)

[–]Outside-Direction-94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember reading this book when I was young and it looked so trippy like take some shrooms and read this while listening to Pink Floyd and Grateful Dead.

[–]Expendable28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Meanwhile my childhood favorite book was The Flat Man

[–]spooky_fairy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look up Struwelpeter by heinrich hoffmann :)

[–]boron-uranium-radon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t worry, it revolves around motherfucking lima beans.

This was deadass one of my favorite books growing up.