Comments: 8
Tackling Mt. TBR 9 years ago
Yikes! I don't have any children, but if I did your review would definitely be a warning to read everything before reading to the kids.
Heidi Hart 9 years ago
I know, right? My wife was thinking that she (vaguely) remembered Babar from her own childhood, so surely it must be fine... but we've found that a lot of books we remember fondly from our youth have strange issues and subtext like this. (For example, some of our family books that were originally our parents' books in the 30s and 40s have some REALLY problematic racial stereotypes/illustrations/messages.) We're not uber-PC and we want our kids to be exposed to a wide variety of thoughts/ideas, but some messages require discussion, and it's good to preview even books you think you remember well, so that you're not caught off-guard like we were with this book.
willaful 9 years ago
I never got the love for these books.
Reflections 9 years ago
For some reason these books really creeped me out as a kid so I never had them around when my daughters were young--after reading your review I'm not regretting that.
Heidi Hart 9 years ago
That's mostly our strategy, too: where there are books we mamas don't like, we talk about it rather than saying any book is off-limits.
Heidi Hart 9 years ago
Yeah, I'm not a Tintin fan. I read some when I was younger, but mostly I just thought they were strange.