151 of 166 people found the following review helpful
Awful language. Not for my nice kids,
This review is from: Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) (Paperback)
My 7yr. old daughters received this as a present and within the first few pages I was ready to put it down. Words like dumb, booger head, boring, tightwad are all used within the first chapters. And worst of all their used by the main character and child Bean. When Bean's Mother encourages her to play with their neighbor she calls her boring and states I told you I just don't want to. What does the mother do, she dismisses this behavior and says have it your way. All of these words and this interaction made it clear that I could not have my nice and sweet girls read this. I'm surprised by all the positive ratings. Have they all read the book? Even if the characters decide to change their ways the language alone is not one I want my daughters to mimic.
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Initial post: Jun 4, 2013, 11:37:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2013, 11:37:26 AM PDT
Gosh, wouldn't want to use such foul language as "boring" now would we. I'm afraid with such tight restrictions as you impose, that's exactly what your kids will end up being.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014, 5:10:37 PM PDT
Jody Nebesnik says:
Everyone is entitled to choose what they expose their children to. I was thankful for this review, and now will NOT be buying the set. The fact that this attitude is accepted says a lot about today's kids/society.
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