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Old 04-18-2011, 08:36 PM   #21
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Re: Do you pre-read library books?

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Not really. I flip through it really quick to make sure it's not in Spanish and doesn't have a million words on a page, but that's about it. Since my kids can't read and I'm the only one who reads to them, I can "edit" something out while reading and then hide the book if I come across something I don't approve of.
Same here, except I wouldn't mind books in spanish. ODD is still too young to read, so I edit if needed.


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Old 04-19-2011, 08:18 AM   #22
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We were shopping at the thrift store, and I found what looked like might be a nice book about the coming of spring. It was actually about a dead bird who proved to be scientifically interesting and fun to taxidermy.
YES! Nothing is more fun then taxidermy!! You would think that would scare kids, I was cleaning fish the other day, and kinda hoping DS wouldn't notice, but he kept poking them yelling "FISSSSH!!" Kids are weird.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #23
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Re: Do you pre-read library books?

Usually. I took DD to the library today for story time, but it is over until September. We pulled up a few chairs and DD brought me Little Red Riding Hood to read, so I didn't bother screening it. I should have! This version had the woodsman come hack the wolf open AFTER he ate the granny & Red whole. Before we even got to the eating part, DD (who knows the general story and usually gets scared from my overzealous "ALL THE BETTER TO EAT YOU WITH") said she didn't want to finish the story. I said "No, sweetie, it's okay. This is a children's story, so it can't be that bad. Let's see what happens..." Well, she was definitely disturbed. Poor kid. I had to point out that the story was written to help teach kids that they shouldn't talk to strangers, and she got that, but I don't think she liked the idea of being eaten alive.
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