Wednesday, October 12, 2011

German Children's Books Are Weird

What's going on with the cow and the goat?

I got this book for Dylan at the library so he can learn both the English and German names for animals.  We were going through the farm animals and Dylan said "P-U moo-moo-cow!" I said to him "Yes, Dylan.  Moo-moo-cows can be stinky." And he said "No Mommy, P-U moo-moo-cow!" and he pointed to the cow's rear end where it is clearly peeing.  We had the same conversation about the goat.  The German children's books certainly don't gloss over the details about bodily functions, especially with farm animals.

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