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Parent reviews for Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?

Common Sense says

Engaging classic makes work delightful.
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age 3+
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Parent of a 2 year old Written byMamaPear April 10, 2016

My kid loves it; I don't

My son loves this book. He looooooves it. He wants to read it over and over, all day. I'm loathe to discourage him from reading something he loves so much, but it's retrogressive, particularly in terms of gender roles.
Parent of a 3 and 5 year old Written byRachael C. April 28, 2018


The reason I suggest 4 years old is because that's when I find most kids can comprehend the differences between antiquated, inappropriate views held in the 60's when this was first published and modern views. For example, the dad rewards the mom for cleaning the house with a new dress. We've discussed the inappropriateness of this, and how people are working to improve on it. My youngest doesn't quite get it but my oldest has understood for over a year. It's important to me to point out and educate about these injustices and any younger doesn't seem to comprehend.