A quick response in verse to the comments about fairy tales allegedly made by Richard Dawkins
Don’t read kids books about dragons
And creatures that never exist,
Like gobbling hobgoblins and porridgey bears
And froggies that seem to get kissed.
Don’t read kids books with princesses
And always, yes ALWAYS be wary,
If you pick up a book and you take a good look
And you find that it has the word ‘fairy’.
There are all sorts of things that are better to read
At bedtimes and other occasions.
So need to panic – read quantum mechanics
And textbooks on cubic equations.
Such books, you will find, will soon broaden the mind,
And make your child clever and deep.
(They’re also so boring your brat will start snoring;
And you will fall quickly asleep).