This is a picture book for young children learning the alphabet. As you read through, the left page is the letter and a word spelled out, then on the right page is a picture of a mime acting out the word. Cute.
Except… the words they chose are not child-friendly at all! What ever happened to “a is for apple” and “d is for dog?” Good grief, they’ve got a for astonishment, d for dying, g for guilty, m for miraculous; very few of the letters are kid-friendly at all. My personal favorite is x. Scroll down to see the brilliant word they assigned to x.
Plus, there’s the mime situation. Mary loves a good mime. She calls them “the other clowns.”
Well, THAT’S not scary.
How does this stance mean “guilty”??
Xeno-what?? This book is for very young children! Like, toddlers!!