Mommy has a Tattoo...
So I recently saw a book advertised called Mommy has a Tattoo
. The book is described as follows -
Mommy Has A Tattoo tells the story of a little boy named James, who is afraid of his tattooed neighbor until he discovers that his own mother has a tattoo as well. The book emphasizes the importance of familiarizing children with tattoos at a young age and eliminates the common notion of "scary" that has sometimes been linked to tattoos. Tattoos are a source of pride for lots of Mommies, and a source of endless curiosity for their kids. The charming characters, bright colors, and delightful illustrations in Mommy Has A Tattoo show kids that tattoos, in fact, aren't scary at all!
There are so many books out there that help kids become familiar with other races, but I think its great that this book is out there to help kids be okay with how people with tattoos look. In America 49% of people age 18-29 have a tattoo - it is far more common than it ever has been, but we are still in the transition period. That means that soon a lot of mommies and daddies will have tattoos, but there are still some people who have negative steroetypes about people with tattoos, businesses that discriminate against them, and children who are taught to fear them. So I think the concept of this book is great - teaching love and acceptance of the diverse and beautiful ways people look.
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