We are all mostly set in our ways, and we don’t want to change. Do we?
Fussy Freda in Julia Jarman’s book, with illustrations by Fred Blunt, certainly knows what she likes. I mean, what she doesn’t like. There is rather a lot Freda doesn’t eat. At all.
And if you don’t eat, then… Told in rhyme, we see Freda’s family trying to tempt her to eat, until the day when… well it’s too horrible to tell.
Let’s just say that common sense has something to do with it.
In Steve Antony’s Unplugged, a black and white tale about Blip who likes her screen time a little too much, it takes another drastic interruption to sort her out. It’s amazing what ‘no power’ will do to someone addicted to screen play.
You might even be forced to go out there and do normal stuff. You might even like it.
Fresh air, and friends, and suddenly colour enters your life.
Let’s hope these two cautionary tales will give parents hope when it looks as if nothing will make their little ones change.