Friday, October 13, 2017

Dogs in fedoras

If cats can wear fedoras, why not dogs as well. :)

As I told you previously, I'm not fond of the Grimm's fairy tales as they don't make much sense to me and they are well . . . a bit grim. I still read them to my kid, if he asks for them since I already introduced them to him. But we went to library for the first time together on Monday and I borrowed some children's books that came recommended to me.

Everyone raved about Room on the Broom, so I read it to my kid. It's translated to Slovene so I don't really know what words are used in original book but I was surprised people recommended this book as one of their kid's faves.

The words used for the witch are derogatory words we use for females. And since the kid is in that age range where he picks up words he's not supposed to and is even more into saying them, if you pay any kid of attention to them, I'm pretty sure he's going to, at some point, use these derogatory words to describe a female. I know it gives you an opportunity to teach him about use of such words but it baffles me that a parent would intentionally expose their child to them in such an innocent, fun way as this children's book does.

Because the derogatory words are not used in a way to teach a child a lesson, it would seem that we're giving kids permission to use them. It seems a bit hypocritical to me to scold a child for using these kind of words, if I was the one reading them to him before sleep.

I found the original on YouTube and it's nothing like the translated one I read. It's quite lovely, actually. The one translated to Slovene shocked me that parents were so excited about this book. Of course, the kids are going to love it when you read it to them in an animated voice and it rhymes. If you read them newspaper in such a way, they're going to love it, too. If it's appropriate, is another question.

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! :)

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7 comments:

  1. What an interesting post! The translation is everything, I noticed that with some blog translations they are so weird and you know it's not right. Wonderful dogs with hats love them. Time to right your own kids book! I liked to keep it light when they were young!

    Peace Giggles

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  2. Giggles13 October, 2017
    What an interesting post! The translation is everything, I noticed that with some blog translations they are so weird and you know it's not right. Wonderful dogs with hats love them. Time to write your own kids book! I liked to keep it light when they are young!

    Peace Giggles

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  3. Interesting! And I love your dogs, especially the bully on the left. His wrinkles are just right! Happy PPF

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  4. You are such a good mom. Translations are always different than we think they would be. Love you art. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Love your pups, and I enjoyed reading your post.

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  6. Your dogs in the hats are so cute!!! You are a good mom!! Keep being you! Big Hugs!

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