The Fourteenth Goldfish Is A Children’s Book You Can Argue About

The Fourteenth Goldfish is a rare children’s book. It presents a message that plenty of people will disagree with – and argues that they should be free to disagree with it. Get ready to argue with your kids about what they’re reading.

Today’s books, although rich in high-tech gadgets and youthful rebellion, have begun reminding me of rather prim Victorian stories about nice young ladies and gentlemen. Yes, their aesthetics are different, but the unspoken message is the same—nothing interesting ever happened to someone who was over nineteen years old. Once out of childhood, the window for adventure and opportunity closes.

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