Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coloring Book Controversy

The company that introduced The Tea Party Coloring Book back in 2010 is creating a new stir with the latest addition to its list. The new coloring book, We Shall Never Forget 9/11, would seem top invite controversy, though the publisher, Really Big Coloring Books, maintains that isn’t the case. From Quill & Quire:
According to Bruce Felps, a blogger for NBC, the book “looks to be intended for kids about 6, 7, 8 years old,” and includes drawings of the smoking towers and a Navy SEAL firing a bullet at Osama Bin Laden, who is pictured cowering behind his wife.

Talking Points Memo quotes Really Big Coloring Books’ publisher Wayne Bell as saying the book is “basically a representation of what happened” on 9/11, and is “not degrading or anything like that.” About the image of the SEAL firing on Bin Laden, Bell tells TPM that the response has been largely positive.
The full piece is here.


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