So DH and I have some out-of-state friends who have a little boy who's about two. Apparently the male half of the couple -- we'll call him Joe -- doesn't like for their son to call him by his first name. Of course, whenever Joe gets irritated about something, what does his son say to him?
"What's the matter, Joe?"
Personally, I can't wait for the day our future kids run around telling anyone who'll listen that, "Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina!"
Since I've been able to feel the baby moving around for the past 2 weeks or so, I decided it was time to start reading to her. Given who her parents are, it's probably unlikely this kid won't love books. But if the unthinkable happens, it won't be because we didn't try, damn it. :P So sometimes I've just read her snippets of whatever article or book I'm reading. Then I read her her first actual kids' book one night when DH was traveling for work -- Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. It's a pretty inspirational little book. :)
So, since I know there are lots of other parents, aunts, librarians, readers, and friends of children out here in LJ-land, I thought I'd ask if you all have any kids' book recs for me. You don't need to worry about the age or reading level; I can sift through the list and save "older" books for later. Oh, and if anyone knows of a book of feminist fairytales (i.e. fairytales that don't all consist of women being rescued by charming princes), I'd be much obliged. The world will teach our daughter all sorts of tough lessons soon enough; we'd like to try to teach her that girls and women can take care of themselves and pursue their own destinies.
Thanks, guys! : )