Do You Want to Play with My Balls? The question has Amazon reviewers riled up. Some are riled up because they're sooooo offended that someone would turn satirical sexual innuendo into a children's book, particularly one that is indistinguishable from a real children's book, and is thereby inadvertently being bought by parents who are discovering its true nature only as they are reading it to their children. Others are riled up because they think people who can't tell Do You Want to Play with My Balls? is a parody and adult book in disguise, plus parents who don't read the books they buy for their children before starting storytime, are idiots. But most are riled up because they're laughing so hard.
Make no mistake, authors The Cifaldi Brothers present Do You Want to Play with My Balls? like a real children's tale. It stars Louie, Chuck, and Sally, 3 kiddos at play...with balls:
"'"Hey Louie, do you want to play with my balls?', Chuck asks."
"'Sure Chuck! I can hold your ball sack so it won't drag on the ground.'"
Do You Want to Play with My Balls? averages just 3-1/2 stars on Amazon, but that's because over 90% of the 340+ reviewers either gave it 5 stars because they have a sense of humor, or 1 star because they have a sense of discomfort and constipation on account of the large stick up their.... Most people do no recommend buying the book for kids, but one reviewer astutely points out that her kids love it as much as her husband loves hearing her read it to them with a straight face, and "the naughtiness goes right over [their] heads."