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The Caldecott Medal: Danger to Society?

This is a tongue-in-cheek report.

Can you believe these Caldecott-winning books? Endangering the youth of America, I say! I have evidence to prove it. How can you condone books that are teaching children to…

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…Set off fireworks in their bare hands…

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…Engage in Beekeeping without a head net…

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…Ride a bike without a helmet…

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…Maintain questionable firearm safety…

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…Eat off of a knife…

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…Boat without a life jacket…

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…Eat unsanitary snowflakes…

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…Ignore leash laws…

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…Hug bears (and is the safety lock on that gun, kid?)…

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…Jump off bridges…

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…Burn leaves without a permit…

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…This just looks dangerous…

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…Stand in front of cannons and yell “fire”…

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…Imbibe…

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…Engage in public indecency…

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…You ever heard of foot and mouth disease, guy?…

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…Fly in a plane with little to no safety measures…

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…Tightrope walk without a net…

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…Trap lions illegally…

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…Encourage wild animals to ride public transportation…

Wonderful picture books, or a scourge to our society? What say you?

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Ed Spicer says:

    Great pictures, but did you have a permit to post these?

  2. Linda Baie says:

    Guess one could say ‘those were the days!’ Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  3. Mary Voors says:

    LOVE this! Thanks for the laugh!

  4. Laurina says:

    Very witty and clever!

  5. marjorie says:

    TOTES scourge. I’m telling.

  6. DaNae says:

    Most awesome, but where was the picture from the first Caldecott of Eve and her bare nipples in close proximity to those venomous teeth?

  7. Jen says:

    Fantastic! Picture books for Free Range Kids!

  8. Mary says:

    What book is the beekeeping picture from? (And don’t forget to mention that there is a public display of religious belief in that one, too!)

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