Do you think there is any truth in the argument that the fairy tale “gives the child material which he is incapable of handling”?
Can you think of any children’s book that does an excellent job of meeting both the educational and imaginative needs, while perhaps even offering social intervention?
Though I have not read All Bears Need Love, do you think it stands apart for addressing the fears of the surrounding adults? Is that more realistic? Do we think children would understand that the fears are projected?
What do you think about books that feature characters of color that are written/drawn by white creators? My daughter and I love the book Julían is a Mermaid, but I am conflicted because it was created by a cisgender white woman. I guess I don’t mean conflicted, but rather I was bummed when I learned this small fact. Who is “allowed” or should be allowed to tell these stories?