Everybody says Shel Silverstein. But have you, folks, read The Giving Tree? I still have PTSD from it. N discovered it first and almost needed sedation after reading it.
It figures that the author is Jewish, and so his whole family must have worked as travel agents for Guilt Trips Unlimited.
If you don’t understand what I’m on about, it’s really, honestly great. But for people like us, a lot of bad, bad stuff is awakened by this whiny, mealy-mouthed guilt-tripping. It’s like for a child of alcoholics to read a story where a drunkard mommy is presented as cute and endearing.