Last Saturday i went out and brought Tabitha a new book for in the bath. She has one already that she loves but frankly i've got a bit sick of it. When i saw a copy of The Rainbow Fish in bath book format i got it straight away, it was always a favourite of mine when i was working at the nursery.
That night when Tabitha was being bathed by her Daddy i shouted to him to read her the new book and carried on cooking dinner.
I was shocked and stunned at his response when i went into the bathroom.
'What kind of moral is that?'You see Tabithas Daddy did not see Rainbow Fish as a tale about sharing as most people do.
'So if your beautiful or talented the only way to make friends is by giving away or 'sharing' your beauty? Is no-one allowed to be special anymore?'
I read the book again, he is kind of right.
This set me thinking about stories, how we interpret them and the morals they teach our children?
What books spring to mind for you?