Friday, September 26, 2008

Books for Children

Do you have these two books?

The Giving Tree

Rainbow Fish

Do you like them; do your kids like them? What lesson do you think they are teaching? Are they written from a religious point of view or a political point of view?

Just asking...


jennifer said...

I really like The Giving Tree. It always makes me cry. It makes me sad how the boy doesn't appreciate and takes advantage of the tree until the end. I think it has definite spiritual/religious undertones.

Rainbow Fish is pretty, but it's a thinly disguised book about Socialism. (I'll bet that's what the Obamas read to their kids before they go to bed! ;D )

mixednutsblog said...

Political. Of course, the authors may disagree/deny it. And, of course, it teaches that lovely wealth redistribution Mr. Obama is so fond of (Biden would probably argue that the fish was being patriotic).

Was Boortz ranting about the books again?

Elaine said...

I won't buy Rainbow Fish because it is so political. The Giving Tree . . . hmmm . . . I haven't read it in so long I don't remember much, but I think we have a garage sale copy around here somewhere. The last time I read it was at some BYU "Happy Fun Camp" (not what it was really called) and the people running the show read it to us like we were three . . . so I just remember being irritated. But if they're reading it to Y Group Leader wannabees at BYU then it must be wonderful, right? *snort*

Nancy said...

I've not read Rainbow Fish, but I remember The Giving Tree from years ago when my children were small. There were days when I felt like I was the stump.

Saquel25 said...

Thanks so much for your words at this time. My Dad was or should I say is loved by very many and I needed to see that. It made the funeral easier when I went back. I'm hanging in there and appreciate your friendship.