Friday, September 18, 2015

When children's books mention airport security

Yes darling people might carry weapons on planes. UGHHH Started reading Olivia goes to Venice to Vivian this morning and was astounded at this page!!! Let's scare all kids that someone could have a weapon on the plane. I get it, this is life, reality of our world unfortunately but really think this page should be taken out!!! There are other ways to explain it truthfully but not horrifying! We fly a decent amount and when the question comes up or it's time to explain the security process, I'll say something to Phoenix and Vivian like, "everyone has to get checked for sharp objects and dangerous items that shouldn't be on a plane, so we all get checked to be safe and keep the plane safe." Couldn't the author have used a description like that or something similar?? Come on editors!!