In this penultimate article in my series on how to choose children’s books, I will address the issue of commercialism in children’s literature. Specifically, I will offer some advice on avoiding overly commercial children’s literature, and why parents ought to do so. I will use Disney Princess books—and the Disney Princess Collection in particular—as a concrete example of an important kind of books I think adults should avoid exposing children to.
If you would like to read this series from the beginning, click here for the first article, “How to Choose Children’s Books”. For the previous article in this series, “Choosing Children’s Books with Educational Themes,” click here.
Disney Princess Books: Reasons to Avoid Them (and Their Ilk)
I think Disney Princess books are a prime example of the kind of overly commercialized children’s literature that adults ought to avoid when choosing children’s books. Why? Glad you asked: Continue reading