Various observations on life from inside the invisible jail of motherhood.
From your post I thought for sure you were talking about Struwelpeter (yes, I'm sure I misspelled it). I just showed it to L. who lived in Germany as a kid and he kind of nodded and said, "yeah, Germans are like that" but then he remembers the school bus driving past a building everyday that had "SEX" flasing in neon ten feet high. He's still pissed he was too young to avail himself of that one.
I dunno, if it stops a country from freaking out when a mammary gland appears unexpectedly, I'm all for it. I'm not sure how old I was when our family aquired a copy of the four volume "life cycle library" that very tastefully covered the whole spectrum of issues surrounding how babies arrive... including social and gender issues... given that I rabidly consumed every book in the house, it was inevitable that I'd be browsing through them... By the time puberty hit, I was pretty well equipped to deal with was was going on, and probably saved myself a few traumas.
I don't think the book really needs much translation. In fact, text seems superfluous, with graphic images like that.God I love the Germans.
It would be easy to translate. The German used is pretty basic.And it may be my German upbringing, but I don't see anything wrong about this kind of frankness regarding biology. Europeans are the opposite of Americans and object to violence, whereas sex is pretty acceptable -- and I think that's appropriate, myself. Understanding leads to tolerance.
Oh that is too good! I hope you don't mind that I posted it on our blog at www.thosecrazy.com
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