Submitter: I couldn’t quite believe we still had this on the shelves, following the recent controversy over appropriating Native American dress. This children’s book shows how ‘you and your friends can decorate yourselves and pretend you are living in a jungle village.’ My favourite completely inappropriate jungle-inspired game though has to be The Pygmy’s Path. This book, and others like it, was my childhood in a nutshell, and a classic example of how times have changed!
Holly: There is a fine line between teaching children about other cultures through playing their games and wearing their clothes and eating their foods…and complete and utter disrespect by turning all that into a farce, or mockery. Here is a missed opportunity that should have been weeded long ago.
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