What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Artwork and animals has gotten the comic book to sometimes be mistaken for a something for kids to read. Those kids will pay. Spiegelman expressed the same to Sendak.
Spiegelman: When parents give Maus, my book about Auschwitz, to their little kids, I think itís child abuse.
- Despite this, the book is often used in higher forms of middle and high school as a textbook to discuss the Holocaust, both in America and in different countries, especially Europe and Germany who are keen to remind students of their Old Shame.