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[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I’ve seen it in lots of schools in London. Not read it to a class myself because I teach an age range slightly too old, but down in infants (4-7) I wouldn’t be surprised to see it being read.

[–]Newzok 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

That story is best read to teenagers imo. Satire and metaphor go way over young kids' heads. I found it delightful as a 15yo.

[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I love the story now and often find myself humming the Danny Kaye song whilst reading this sort of shit, that, this song and occasionally this.

[–]Alienhunter[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

These old stories are wonderful as their true meaning is only able to be seen by the wise. The foolish completely miss their meaning much like the Emperor.