King & King & Family

King & King & Family

Picture Book - 2004
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King Lee and King Bertie take a honeymoon trip to the jungle and bring home a surprise.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; Toronto : Tricycle Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9781582461137
1582461139
Branch Call Number: XXF HAAN, LINDA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: King and King and family

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Mee2 Jan 30, 2016

King & King & Family is an example of how librarians are taking away parental rights. Books like this (and, YES, I read it!) are placed in the children area of libraries and librarians plan all kinds of events to attract children to their libraries, stating that libraries are safe, parents have nothing to fear! As a parent, I have the right to teach my child about homosexuality when I—not a librarian, not a teacher—think my child is ready. The matter here has nothing to do with this vapid idea of “homophobia” but of parental rights being trampled by librarians and teachers. The images in this book can be very graphic—especially the one of the two princes kissing—making it imperative that it be placed in the adult area, where a responsible adult can supervise a minor child’s reading choices. (Now, let's see how long this comment is going to last before the "Freedom to Read" crowd censors it!)

DebAK Jan 30, 2016

There are subjects that should be discussed with children ONLY with their parents' agreement. This is one of the subjects that is absolutely INAPPROPRIATE for minor children--unless their parents allow it. I thought the point made by another reviewer about speed zones and age of consent seemed very easy to understand... Let's see if this is easier: schools have speed zones because kids make poor decisions (in this case, when crossing a street) and we want them to be SAFE! The age of consent means that society believes a child is no longer a child and can make that kind of decision. Easy, ain't it?

DoctorRobotnick Jul 23, 2015

wow you are so right. Children learning about the existence of homosexuals is the equivalent of children having sex and people driving fast through school zones. Wow I can't believe I never knew that for all of these years. Thank you for enlightening me

tbaker_1 May 26, 2015

The existence of queer people is not inappropriate for children. I repeat: MY EXISTENCE IS NOT INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN. Children should see healthy queer relationships portrayed just as they see healthy heterosexual relationships portrayed. In fact, when I have children, I will want to make sure that they see families like ours represented in books, film, etc. That representation is so important for building confidence and feeling accepted.

MrDrProfessorPatrick May 23, 2015

I said something similar in a comment on the first King & King book, but why is it that everyone on here thinks homosexuality is an "adult" topic? Why isn't heterosexuality an "adult" topic? It's a story about love and I don't think love is a very shocking topic for children (at least it isn't unless parents present it that way). There are appropriate and inappropriate stories featuring homosexual couples just as there is material featuring heterosexual couples that are both appropriate and inappropriate. There is NOTHING explicit in this book . The language is child-friendly and it is a sweet story. People need to stop over-dramatizing homosexuality and drawing extra attention to it when there's nothing unusual or inappropriate about it.

susienor Sep 17, 2012

As I wrote in a comment on the first King & King book, I agree: how judgmental! I mean, kids should actually be able to decide things without adult interference, shouldn’t they! We should remove speed zones from schools and the age of consent should be dropped to 5. It would make so much easier on everyone…

ecrl Sep 15, 2012

The problem here is not the book, but that it is located in the Children area of libraries! The theme of this book--like in King & King, same author--is homosexuality, which makes it inappropriate for children. This book should be in the Adult area, where parents can decide if it is appropriate for their children.

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