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Friday, September 16, 2011

If you are what you read, then…

Shouldn’t we seek great stories that model values for our children?  And what a better story than the award winning Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister Herbert with its mesmerizing sparkly art.  

In this tale, a young shiny fish must give up what makes him unique and become like everyone else, so that others will like him.  Hmm... sounds a bit like re-redistribution of wealth doesn’t it?   Re-read it and replace the words rainbow and scale to dollars.  Scary right? 

One of last nights reads was The Sissy Duckling, by Harvey Fierstein. We stopped on page two, as it quickly began promoting the author’s gay rights.
“Why is that boy duck wearing pink and like a girl!”  - Little Critic
Really! Why must the children’s book market encompass such mantra? 
Note to self: read books to yourself before you read them to children.

I will now take little one to the aquarium and out for a sea food feast.
Today’s Special:  Blackened Rainbow Fish