Dolls On A Plane

January 19, 2010

From the Toronto Star: “Terrorism threat puts snag in new Robert Munsch book”

Just as Robert Munsch’s work was taking off after battles with his health, an attempted terror attack grounded his latest project.

A tale by the renowned Canadian children’s author about a child sneaking dolls on a plane has been put on hold given the heightened security at airports after the attempted Christmas bombing of a plane in the United States.

Seriously?!?

Part of the point of Munsch books is that he takes something ordinary from the lives of children and makes it absurd. I mean, I sort of understand the desire to postpone the release of the book, but might it not actually be helpful for kids trying to understand why they can’t bring a backpack onto a plane?

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