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post #261 of 266
I view the tree as a mother figure in "The Giving Tree". I have always used it as a lesson in how you should not behave. Both of my children will tell you that the boy is very selfish and should be thanking the tree for what she does.

I just finished reading a horrible book with my ds. It is called "The Four Winds". I can't remember the author but the book was horrid. At the end the parents and the children work together and I believe the message is supposed to be that working together as a family is what it is all about. The 2 children name call, are rude and just awful and the parents are absentee parents. This book will be disappearing from the bookcase as soon as I can find a place to store it.
post #262 of 266
I just wanted to add that the Charlie & Lola books existed several years before the tv show, at least here in the states.

We love Charlie & Lola. I think they show great sibling relationships. No matter what Lola does, Charlie is there for her and vice versa. Charlie also comes up with some great alternative approaches to dealing with Lola.

We also really like Olivia. She's a bright, imaginative, fun little girlpig. She has grand dreams and they are more mature than those portrayed in other children's books.
post #263 of 266
We don't censor books. Since I do most of the reading to the kids, I will read anything they pick out. If there are things that I find questionable, or things that the kids question, we talk about it. I give my children credit for being intelligent. I don't feel the need to think for them. I want them to think for themselves. And I know that they may grow up and have opinions that differ from mine. A lot of times they even pick up on things that I didn't notice.
post #264 of 266
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We don't censor books. Since I do most of the reading to the kids, I will read anything they pick out. If there are things that I find questionable, or things that the kids question, we talk about it. I give my children credit for being intelligent. I don't feel the need to think for them. I want them to think for themselves. And I know that they may grow up and have opinions that differ from mine. A lot of times they even pick up on things that I didn't notice.
What a great answer!

Yeah, one person's trash is another's treasure as the saying goes. I personally don't like "The Giving Tree" but can see where someone would find a good lesson in it. I adore "Hope for the Flowers", I see it as a "be who you are" and "there is more to life than what we first see" kind of thing
post #265 of 266
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I just wanted to add that the Charlie & Lola books existed several years before the tv show, at least here in the states.

We love Charlie & Lola. I think they show great sibling relationships. No matter what Lola does, Charlie is there for her and vice versa. Charlie also comes up with some great alternative approaches to dealing with Lola.
We love them too! I love the sibling relationship between Charlie and Lola.
post #266 of 266
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This book will be disappearing from the bookcase as soon as I can find a place to store it.
Thriftstores have lots of room.
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