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Offline Jayne

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Geronimo Stilton series
« on: February 14, 2022, 04:48:07 PM »
My 5 yo granddaughter (an advanced reader) has started reading Geronimo Stilton books, specifically the spin-offs that feature the sister, Thea.
The girl's parents are just so pleased that she can read them that they are encouraging it and providing more of them.  I am not familiar with the series.

I would not be in a position to stop her reading them completely if they are problematic.  I am, however, currently homeschooling her, so she spends a lot of time with me.  I have some say in what she reads at my house.  I read one and did not notice any obvious red flags.  Is anyone familiar with these and able to give me a Catholic perspective on them?
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Re: Geronimo Stilton series
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2022, 05:07:17 PM »
My 5 yo granddaughter (an advanced reader) has started reading Geronimo Stilton books, specifically the spin-offs that feature the sister, Thea.
The girl's parents are just so pleased that she can read them that they are encouraging it and providing more of them.  I am not familiar with the series.

I would not be in a position to stop her reading them completely if they are problematic.  I am, however, currently homeschooling her, so she spends a lot of time with me.  I have some say in what she reads at my house.  I read one and did not notice any obvious red flags.  Is anyone familiar with these and able to give me a Catholic perspective on them?

Get her away from the Thea books, that character is a no-no; awful clothes, bad conversations, really weird and sassy. The original Geronimo Stilton is great, and I have loads of trad mom friends who's children read the books.
 
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Re: Geronimo Stilton series
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2022, 07:29:23 PM »
My 5 yo granddaughter (an advanced reader) has started reading Geronimo Stilton books, specifically the spin-offs that feature the sister, Thea.
The girl's parents are just so pleased that she can read them that they are encouraging it and providing more of them.  I am not familiar with the series.

I would not be in a position to stop her reading them completely if they are problematic.  I am, however, currently homeschooling her, so she spends a lot of time with me.  I have some say in what she reads at my house.  I read one and did not notice any obvious red flags.  Is anyone familiar with these and able to give me a Catholic perspective on them?

Get her into Narnia and LOTR maybe? Narnia especially is a little bit more sandbox so it should be easier?
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