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'Communism for Kids' Fails to Make Amazon.com Top 100 Rankings

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | April 13, 2017 | 10:16 AM EDT

Chinese Communist Children.

A new book that sells the concept of Communism “in the simple terms of a children’s story” has failed to sell on Amazon.com – except in the category for true believers.

“Communism for Kids” by MIT Press “unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers,” its Amazon.com page explains.

The book's "lovable little revolutionaries" learn that the proper implementation of communism can save people from “the misery of capitalism":

“Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.”

While the book ranks number one on Amazon.com’s “Hot New Releases” for the “Communism & Socialism” category, it doesn’t make the top 100 for either the “Children’s Books” or overall “Books” categories.

Scathing customer reviews give the book a rating of only 1.7 out of 5 stars, with comments noting communism has killed "over 60 million people” and asking, “If Communism is so great why are they selling the book. Isn’t that capitalism?”