Villains in Children’s Books

Villains in children’s books.

Who is your favorite villain?

  1. Cuella De Vil   from 101 Dalmations
  2. Wicked Witch of the West   from The Wizard of Oz
  3. Captain Hook   from Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)
  4. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named   from Harry Potter
  5. The Grinch  from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  6. Miss Agatha Trunchbull  from Matilda
  7. Mr. and Mrs. Boast  from The First Four Years
  8. The Terrible Trivium  from The Phantom Tollbooth
  9. Count Olaf  from A Series of Unfortunate Events
  10. IT from A Wrinkle in Time
  11. The Warden  from Holes
  12. who is your favorite?

14 thoughts on “Villains in Children’s Books

    • You are an author, Ms. Robinson? Your bumper-sticker says you’re a writer, so you do read, right? Then why are you voting? NO votes!! NO voting!!

      Count Olaf is your favorite? You like Count Olaf, the guy who was going to kill three kids, for money? That Count Olaf? Tsk, tsk, tsk,

      I remember you now. As I was finishing up your review I was interrupted by the C.S.B.C.E.T.D. They were concerned about your treatment of dragons, or rather one dragon, who was demoralized in your story. I believe he wasn’t given the usual mean, fire-shooting, damsel snatching, knight-fighting dragon role and this maligned an entire community of dragons somewhere in Canada, southwestern Canada, I think he said.

      You never mentioned this in the 15 page back-story sent with the book. That poor dragon. I remember him. His character name is Snarles, or something like that. You had some kid with a pan and a galley knife track him down. No, wait, it was a girl, with a pan on her head. No wonder THE C.S.B.C.E.T.D. wanted to read your story–they said you avoided them by hiding behind some kids at a school reading!?

      Anyways, the question was WHO is you favorite villain? That would be Count Olaf? Correct? He’ll go into spot twelve the next time this question is asked. Maybe during Love A Dragon Month, next March.

      *C.S.B.C.E.T.D. = Canadian Story Book Characters for the Ethical Treatment of Dragons.

      **Ms. Robinson is a fiend, so it’s all in fun. I meant friend, she’s a friend. Was a friend.


        • Apparently you do not know what The Grinch did the following Halloween. He went to Who-ville and cut the candy sacks (they all use pillow cases), of every Who-Kid as they walked home with his Halloween treats. That was some nasty trick The Grinch played on Who-ville, only this time all he returned that evening, during the Who-Halloween Rock-Around-The-Pumpkin, were the wrappers. He is NOT a nice guy. Put him back on the list Erik.
          The Grinch didn’t even wear a costume.


    • Oh, no! Why didn’t you just say number four? People say “he-who-must-not-be-named” for a reason. I will be visiting your site and you will know when I have flitted in and out by all the dramedy that will occur after I put he-who-must-not-be-named’s real name on YOUR site.

      OH, and thanks for leaving a comment, despite how treacherous it is, and visiting. I hope you return. 🙂


      • LOL … I did almost not put the name in there … but as in the books .. I thought it would be empowering to say his name (as it was to Harry).


        • Well, I do appreciate your courage. But it is too late for ana quasi apology. He-who-must-not-be-named- struck. Today’s post (4/26/12) didn’t appear until a little after 1 PM. I’ve been trying to get them up by midnight for the A to Z Challenge and was doing really good until . . . you-know-who said you-know-what on you-know-which-blog. Thanks friend.

          🙂 Glad to see you back and really glad to see you can take the ribbing I like to dish out. It is all in fun. Really, it is. 🙂


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