Cheeky as few


Published on Nov 06, 2019


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The risk that in the books there are only children, ideal, idealized, perfect, and imagined is a real risk, especially if we consider that it is potentially the parent to choose the book for the child. Children are annoying, obnoxious, unbearable, if present, are often subjects that at the end of the story are brought back to acceptability through the atonement, or the change, according to a perspective very adult. You can, of course, every blade of grass into a bundle, also because the literature has inherent in its nature, something of an ideal, exemplary and theorized, but it is also true that the children happily or sadly terrible seem popular reality rather than the books discussed recent!

Why read a child a book with a character sassy or rude? You're not doing that, because normally you think that the child should take the protagonist to a model of life – as if the children not to know how to discern contexts and situations, depriving completely the stories of their playful character and fun. And not because the rudeness is funny, but because the tone of the challenge, of exaggeration, of the test their boundaries is a very real and healthy. Children do not often see represented this side adorably provocative of them to grow, to laugh together is a way to look with affection, but also with the judgment – why not!? - precisely those attitudes.

So here is two tipetti tosti and three books, which I think will be very a smile to your children from the age of 3!

You are not good? and That rude! Alex Sanders are a statement of intent, even in the title. The books are designed as interactive books and assume a constant dialogue with the reader: on the left the text in capital letters, otherwise the voice of the reader, on the right the wolf responds with his comics.

""Oh... but who is this that enters without even knocking?" "Obviously, the wolf!"

""Congratulations! But who do you think you are, mr Wolf? And good morning don't you know to say?” "I can't say poo"".

The text, concedetemelo, is hilarious, between the doors slammed, the answers to the rhymes, farts... they all stop to judge this wolf and its ways, but the player does not say anything? The text of the interlocutor, which we imagine as a voice in adulthood, is far from courteous! The end makes you laugh and genuinely strappasorrisi, as they know to be only children after their smargiassate!

Equally hilarious is you are Not good? where the wolf gives witness of ‘brat with all the trimmings’ to the child is assumed to accompany the adult reader:

""I children that make too much noise and shouting all day... I eat them!" “Really?! And the kids who are the brats? Those who break everything and never put in place? Well as them?” “Yum! Yum! Yes! I pappus pure ones!"".

The shot of the scene, with the adult that is sudden defender of the child is to die from laughing.

""And the children good.. You eat them too, mr. Wolf?" “Um... I don't know... I have never seen... Er ... exist?” "Yes, right here in front of you!"".

Also here is the final, unexpected will make you smile, all of you!

The books naturally play on the stereotype lord of the “bad wolf”, using this attribute according to a connotation moralizing (the protagonist, in fact, not bad, but just rude or, better, provocative!). The construction illustrated volume is well designed: hardback (the kids will want to browse and play endlessly!), with the only wolf on a white background to the whole page with the interlocutory appeals to the reader, as in an actual dialogue, dense and urgent. The two books are "mirrored" to ask to laugh, but not only!

Finally new new arrived Croc Croc nibbles! (with a title that less guessed you couldn't choose!) where to play the brat is a crocodile, Croc Croc. Also in this case the text is based on dialogue with the reader, but leaving the child to respond independently, without help suggest the words: "Hi, nice to see you here! How do you call it?". The tour of the page marks the time of the response: ""Pleasure to meet you! My name is Croc Croc"". The text progresses with questions that appear to be directed to know each other better: the favorite game, the favorite doll, your favorite book... a favorite food? Do you want to know what is the favorite food of Croc Croc? The off-kilter spontaneity with which the little main character will try to sbranarti not leave indifferent even the most demanding parents! The graphics setting is the same as that of the volumes just described, except for the fireworks of the final pop-up. Once again, the braggart, the blunt violation of the politically correct can crowd out the adults, but are absolutely relevant and highly recognizable in the eyes of the children, who will enjoy with joy.

To prescribe, especially to all those children who don't like to read, simply because they are alter-ego worthy of their personality!

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