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Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories Modern Tales for Our Life and Times
Author: James Finn Garner
Humorous and witty retellings of familiar favorites! Whimsical adaptations of classic fairy tales and bedtime stories removes bias and objective language from such traditional tales as 'Chicken Little,' 'Rapunzel,' 'The Three Little Pigs,' 'Cinderella,' and many others.
ISBN-13: 9780025427303
ISBN-10: 002542730X
Publication Date: 4/1994
Pages: 96
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 210 ratings
Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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reviewed Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This book, with tongue firmly in cheek, takes political correctness to the extreme by re-writing children's fables. For example, "Once there were three little pigs who lived together in mutual respect and in harmony with their environment. Using materials that were indigenous to the area, they each built a beautiful house." Delightful satire.
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Helpful Score: 5
Fun and twisted re-workings of classics like Cinderella, Snow White, and The Emperor's New Clothing. Cute little hardback gift book.
reviewed Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I am totally against political correctness and I found this book hilarious. It shows what happens when when give into all of this pc nonsense and although not all of the stories were great it's the fact that they were overly pc that made them that way. I thought the best stories were Red Riding Hood (till the end), Cinderella, Goldilocks and Rapunzel.
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Helpful Score: 3
who can get ready to sleep when you are laughing so hard! i love this little book- always politically correct. that is the humour
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Once upon a time, in the olden days, heavy-set middle-aged men would congregate in their elitist clubs, sit in overstuffed leather chairs, smoke air-choking cigars, and pitch story ideas and plots to each other. Problem was, these stories, many of which found their way into the general social consciousness, reflected the way in which these men lived and saw their world: that is, the stories were sexist, discriminatory, unfair, culturally biased, and in general, demeaning to witches, animals, goblins, and fairies everywhere. Finally, after centuries of these abusive tales, which have been handed down-unknowingly-from one male-biased generation to the next, James Finn Garner has taken it upon himself (that's right, yet another man) to enlighten and liberate these classic bedtime stories and retell them in a way that is much more in keeping with the society in which we live today.
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reviewed Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times on + 16 more book reviews
Hilarious! Wish there were more stories in it. Especially liked this version of Chicken Little.
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Great fun book. I used this book when writing a compare and contrast in my children's literature class!
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Very clever!


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