|| Like I can be bothered to work now?
||Mar. 25th, 2002 11:02 am|
I'll swear I never had pre-readers like this
Aargh. Why do people expect their kids' ethical education to come pre-packaged, with no involvement on their part? If my kids got given that book, I'd read it with them and talk to them about why stealing isn't a good idea (how hard can it be to explain to a child that stealing teddybears upsets people?!), even if it *is* fun. (Which I can well imagine it might be, in some circumstances.)
i remember that book i think. i certainly remember Bert the Burglar (or perhaps i remember listening to children read it at my mum's school)
the most ridiculous one was the banning of The Ugly Duckling in Waltham Forest at one point because its so obviously racist with the grey or brown signet being bullied but growing into a beautifle _white_ swan...