I work at a huge community health center in the pediatric department. We participate in a program called Reach Out and Read where every time a child from 6 mos old to 8 years old comes in for a physical they get a free book.
The other day we got a new shipment of books from Scholastic. The shipments are randomly packed so we have no say in what books we get. One of the books we received was called Noah's Ark, it came with a hand puppet that had 4 animals and Noah on it. The words in the book are nothing more then, "Noah loves the ________" and it says which every animal is pictured on that page. The book is for our 6 mo-12 mo-ers.
Anyway, we are not allowed to give the book out because it is considered religious.
Would you be offended if someone handed that book to your child?
Answer by vgiron at 5:55 AM on Jun. 16, 2009
As a Pagan and someone who does not like having other beliefs pushed on her.....I think this is a little ridiculous. Many religions believe in a Great Flood. Beside that, there is no Biblical reference what so ever in the book. Not to mention it is for kids 6 months to 12 months.....they don't know Adam from the man in the moon, you could call it Bob's Boat for all they know and by the time they are able to read it is very likely that the book will be gone by then as babies are hard on books.
Answer by anetrnlov at 5:58 AM on Jun. 16, 2009
Answer by vgiron at 6:23 AM on Jun. 16, 2009
Answer by Shelii at 7:04 AM on Jun. 16, 2009
Answer by TeriMelisa at 7:09 AM on Jun. 16, 2009
I like Vgiron's idea too.
I personally would politely refuse the book but a Christian family would probably appreciate it.
Answer by beeky at 7:24 AM on Jun. 16, 2009
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Answer by mbaker331 at 9:54 AM on Jun. 16, 2009
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i really dont know which way i want to go with the delivery help!!