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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…

…Set off fireworks in their bare hands…

…Engage in Beekeeping without a head net…

…Ride a bike without a helmet…

…Maintain questionable firearm safety…

…Eat off of a knife…

…Boat without a life jacket…

…Eat unsanitary snowflakes…

…Ignore leash laws…

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

…Jump off bridges…

…Burn leaves without a permit…

…This just looks dangerous…

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

…Imbibe…

…Engage in public indecency…

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

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

…Tightrope walk without a net…

…Trap lions illegally…

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

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

  3. LOVE this! Thanks for the laugh!

  4. Very witty and clever!

  5. TOTES scourge. I’m telling.

  6. 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. Fantastic! Picture books for Free Range Kids!

  8. 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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