Remember this little Meme Hop? Well, it turned out to be a lot of fun and easy to do. It wasn’t easy to pick winners, however. Tara, Christine and I had a devil of a time. But here they are. All very funny. And I only am showing one of each entrant. Some had several. Way to go writers.
Thanks for playing everyone! Here were the book prizes.
David Wiesner is one of my favorite picture book writers, and I have three of his books. I decided to take a look and see 1) if he had any elderly characters and 2) if he treated them fairly or as stereotypes. Here’s what I found. In one book there were zero elderly, even the animals were young. In another there was one picture of adults, however, I couldn’t count them as elderly. They were reading while their son explored the beach. In the third book there were four characters that were pictured as elderly: round glasses, gray hair and facial lines. All were stern and, while not unkind, they were stiff and all business. It didn’t look as if being older was much fun.
Quote of the Week: “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” Theodore Roosevelt