we tell stories to children for many reasons…

โ€œWe tell stories to children for many reasons, and if the goal is to teach them a moral lesson then one way to make the lesson more accessible to children is to use human characters. Yes, we should consider the diversity of story characters and the roles they are depicted inโ€

Patricia Ganea, from the University of Toronto on why having all the animals in most childrenโ€™s books isnโ€™t such a great idea after all.