Friday, January 16, 2009

Tikki Tikki Tembo

There are certain children's books that after reading I have to ask, "Why?" This one is no exception. As with all books and tv shows that fall into this category, like Teletubbies and 'Love You Forever' (Yes, I think this book is slightly disturbing. It is sweet and makes me tear up, but when the mom sneaks into her grown son's room and rocks him, you must agree its a little on the creepy side), the kids LOVE them! I was getting them together for our afternoon story time and they begged for our recent pick from the library, 'Tikki Tikki Tembo' or as Jacob says, 'Tippi Tippi Pumbo'. Sure, its a little humorous, but I wonder if it is offensive to the Chinese. The back of the book says it was printed in China. I suppose they would have said something at the printing press if they didn't like it. (Or just printed it with lead paint...) I feel really bad for the younger son, Chang. Anyway, you can tell I don't get out of the house much. Which leads me to my next topic...

Since it is currently below freezing, we stayed home today. I thought it was strange that Austin was playing dolls with Kendal. What I noticed he was playing with was even stranger.
Yes, that is a Yoda Pez dispenser in Snow White's gown. Oh, too much fun...

2 comments:

annieck said...

Ok, the last picture is pretty scary. I think I might have nightmares. ;)
I haven't read it in YEARS, but I loved "Tikki Tikki Tembo" as a kid!!! "...has fallen into the well!" That's all I remember. Don't know how I would feel about it as an adult. :)
"Love You Forever"...you make a good point. I always thought the story was so sweet and bought it for my boys. Never thought about the creepiness or obsessiveness factor. Hmmm...you've given me much to ponder. :)

Mandy Smith said...

ha ha! Love the dressed up pez. Too funny. I think the I love you book is a little much too. Someone got me that when I was pregnant and I could not stop crying when I was reading it to the boys. They just kept looking at me like I was crazy!