10 Changes To Children Books That Depict Changes In Our Society
Monday, Jun 20, 2016, 9:26 am
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever is one of the most popular and best-selling children books in the world. The book was first published in 1963. The revised edition of this book, which was released in 1980, had some significant changes over the original version. Many of the stereotypes featured in the original version were either removed or updated. These updates clearly show how our society has changed and progressed over the past few decades.
1.Dad Is In Kitchen, Cooking
The picture on the left was from the older version, where a female character was shown cooking. The newer version, as seen on the right, features a male character as well.
2.Better Choice Of Words
This picture sums up the difference between older and newer generations. Author and book publishers have changed the book following changes in the society.
Similar to what we have seen in the previous picture, the phrase 'beautiful screaming lady' became 'cat in danger.' 'Brave fighter' became 'firefighter.'