Is this book too violent for 1st grade? (YES, it is...) Hi everyone, tomorrow I introduce the number 5 to my kids. I have a good story to go along with it... but I'm not sure if it's too violent or not. The book is THE FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS and in it the brother has been subjected to being executed. They attempt to cut off his neck, burn him, and drown him. Each day though, he goes home to switch off to one of his identical brothers, each who has a specific skill. I'm wondering if some of my girls won't cry or be scared... but I remember reading it when I was 6 or 7. However, I know times have changed since I was a kid, and now school systems try to be more politically correct. My school, though, offers some freedom, as long as it adds to the learning. I think the story would be a good read to my kids, and help them think of the number 5. Any opinions? I think I'm going to go through with it though, and see how it goes. I really like the story, and think it will enhance the lesson/help the kids be engaged and learn more about the # 5. I'll update after tomorrow.... edit: Nevermind, not using it. Too violent, and just thinking of my kids' needs. One has already talked about killing. Do not need that in my classroom whatsoever.