Friday, September 9, 2011

Making 9/11 Fun for Kiddies

Unfortunately, blood-red crayons are not included.

A colouring book for children which depicts scenes of terrorism related to 9/11 - including pictures of the burning twin towers and the execution of a cowering Osama bin Laden, has provoked outrage among American Muslims.

The book - entitled We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids' Book of Freedom has just been released by the Missouri-based publisher Really Big Colouring Books.

They market the book as a 'tool that parents can use to help teach children about the facts surrounding 9/11'.


Showing scenes from 9/11 for children to colour in and telling the story of the attacks and the subsequent hunt for Osama bin Laden, 'the book was created with honesty, integrity, reverence, respect and does not shy away from the truth', according to its publisher.


Wayne Bell, publisher of Really Big Coloring Books, Inc, in St Louis, says that the book is a memorial tribute as the tenth anniversary approaches.

'It is an informational piece to help educate children on events on 9/11,' Bell said. He added that it is 'a simplistic, honest tool'.

As he describes it, the book is a 12-hour narrative of the events that happened on the day that forever changed America. Kids can colour in the twin towers, Navy SEALS and former president George W. Bush.


Really Big Colouring Books said that it will donate a portion of its proceeds from sales of the book to Bridges for Peace, 'a Jerusalem-based, Bible-believing Christian organisation supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews worldwide through education and practical deeds expressing God's love and mercy'.

[Daily Mail]

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