I've had Gabe Roth's Slate smackdown of perennial crap kids books like The Poky Little Puppy in my tabs for a couple of weeks now, and it is brutally on point.
It is also apparently instrumental in boosting the Amazon ranking of The Poky Little Puppy into the low two digits. Because no one ever went broke underestimating the literary critical faculties of the American toddler.
Why So Poky? [slate]
All Hail The Puppy [earlyword]
Over 15 million people have hate-bought The Poky Little Puppy since 1942! [amazon]