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Non-gender stereotyping books for under 3s

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TeddyBare · 24/04/2010 23:24

Can anyone recommend any books to read to dd which don't feature a mummy who stays at home and a male main character having adventures? I'm really struggling to find any really nice child friendly books which don't support a stereotypical idea of gender roles.

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Nevergoogle · 24/04/2010 23:26


JaynieB · 24/04/2010 23:33

I like Farmer Duck - Martin Waddell I think - has a lazy (male) farmer in it though.
Winnie the Witch? Other Korky Paul illustrated stories - usually animals.
Going on a bear hunt?

Takver · 25/04/2010 12:43

There was a thread a while back in the Feminism topic here with some good suggestions.

TeddyBare · 26/04/2010 10:50

Thanks for the link Takver. There are loads of lovely suggestions on there. I find it a bit annoying that you have to actively search for good female characters in books though.

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Again · 27/04/2010 12:07

My ds loves the Maisy books and he makes up his own Maisy stories - like Maisy swimming and Maisy sailing and Maisy flying planes!

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