Major Fisher-Price recall issued today.
Month: September 2010
In today’s New York Times, Andrew Martin writes: “Is a football mainly for children? What about a Halloween costume or a model train? None of the above, manufacturers say, as a new federal crackdown on dangerous toys has left some in the industry crying foul […]
Childhood is not all sweetness and light. So, too, children’s literature is not all pleasant picnics attended by happy youngsters trailing clouds of glory. That is what I and my students have been discovering. Since September 11, we have been reading differently: paying attention to moments in children’s books when we are reminded of our vulnerability and fragility. We have also noticed how, as readers, we customarily rush over and ignore those unpleasant moments–speeding forward to the expected happy ending and seizing on upbeat moments, resisting the other kind.