Eve Bunting

The Wall

May 28, 2018
Subheader: 

Maybe we do need education?

It's a meditation on the importance of veterans and the fact that we're upset when people die, but I don't really know who this is for. It seems to be the kind of picture book that you would read to your children-- it's not a chapter book. I guess it's one of those books where I just can't get the message.

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Message: 

The Vietnam War was a thing that happened, and people died in it.

Baby Can

November 24, 2017
Subheader: 

But a baby is too big to fit in a can...

I think it's important for older siblings to understand that the reason that adults do that is because the younger sibling previously couldn't do those things. It's not that people are saying that there's anything inherently special about being able to sit up, but that there's something special about this person sitting up. And while it's important to pay as much attention to both siblings, just patronizing the older child and feigning interest in their ability to do things like sit up isn't really a good long term solution.

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Message: 

Older children can do the same things babies can do.

Smoky Night

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

A mother and child during some riots get temporarily displaced into a shelter because their apartment building is on fire. They learn not to discriminate against their neighbor when their cats both get along.

Message: 

Don't discriminate.