Saturday, November 10, 2007

Was Curious George the first bad boy in our daughters' bedrooms?

Girls have, sadly and inexplicably, been attracted to bad boys, which may explain the popularity of Curious George, whose private and not so private parts were found to contain excessive lead levels. This week some 175,000 Curious George Plush Dolls, manufactured in China for Marvel Toys, were recalled. We’re aware that today's girls are quicker to take a boy’s bodily parts into their mouths, making Curious George a threat to their health.

Parents of pre-school girls are now compelled to deal with issues earlier generations didn't confront until the teen years. This should be a boon for the pop-up book companies, who are surely working on, "See Jane say no to Curious George".