Armin Brott has some very interesting facts and information about children’s book. He is very much into the fact that fathers don’t play a role in children’s book. Each side can be countered argued by how he gives both sides of the argument. The fact that he has done his research by going to the library and reading the newest kids’ book shows that he takes time to find out the truth. Some of the information in here is eye opening. Children’s books need to stop portraying fathers as dead beat parents and start showing how they do play a positive role in their kid’s life. This just shows how the world has stereotyped dads as the bad guy in most children’s life.
Many Dads Struggle to Have it all goes against Brott’s thesis. The title itself goes against all of Brott’s theses and examples. This article is portraying that men struggle to juggle everything on their plates from work to being a better father for their kids. Changes have occurred all around the world in father by bettering their relationship to their families. Many dads wrote to TODAY.com to tell how they are doing it all by Excelling at work, raising kids, taking care of household chores and finding some time to spend with their spouse or partner.
Mother Goose and the Sly Fox supports Brott’s thesis. At the very first page of the book it describes the mouse as a “do-nothing” while it talkes about how busy the Mother Goose was. This is exactly what Brott talks about in his article. `As the characters are being introduced it clearly tries to show how the father is worthless. Another example is when she is leaving and tells the mouse to not let anyone in that they don’t know. She shouldn’t have had to tell him that because if they would have made him responsible he would have known that. Lastly is when the mouse lets in the fox that he thought was the Mother Goose. According to Brott’s thesis you would never see in any children’s book a mom disappearing in the first few pages or being irresponsible in any way. This book clearly backs up Brott’s thesis with the examples provided.
The Berenstain Bears “Count Their Blessings’’ by Stan and Jan Betenstain is a great children’s book. It shows great parenting by the mother and father. Also it shows you that you shouldn’t care about having valuables and more about family. Sister bear is disappointed because of the lack of bearbie dolls she has compared to her friends. Brother bear is upset because he doesn’t have as many video games as his cousin. The kids come home right before a big storm hits...