I brought home a story book for my little brother.
Lots of children have this book now. He wanted it so I have made him happy. We were all given it at the sports club.
It's a strange story about poisonous mushrooms.
He likes looking at the funny drawings.
I think there is another one similar. I'll get him that one too if he enjoys it so much.
The Nazi party's contempt for books had been raging since the public book burning in 1931 but they didn't hate all books.
The Poisonous Mushroom was a children's storybook published to indoctrinate small children with the hatred of Nazi propaganda. Berni must have known of this appalling book, if not for himself then for his younger brother.
A copy can be seen at The Internet Archive (here) It's not recommended for young children but it is an interesting discussion point as an historical artifact for secondary pupils.
The National Archive is a growing library resource of free to read books.
Is it necessary to store digital copies of books? Will the copies be available forever? What happens if the technology changes and they become unreadable? Who do the books belong to?
Resource: The Internet Archive (here)
Procedure #Increasing Literacy #TheDigitalSociety #Storybooks
Skills: #CriticalEvaluation #Reading for pleasure