My daughter loves when I read her books. Seeing on the shelf of the bookstore the continuation of the well-known story about Uncle Feodor from Prostokvashino, I could not pass by.
In the new book, Eduard Ouspensky talks about Uncle Fedor’s favorite girl, Kate. I really liked the illustrations for the book. The main characters are depicted exactly as in the cartoon. I was also pleased that the book is not small – enough for at least a few nights.
My daughter loves Troy iz Prostokvashino. She was not less delighted with the book. We spent the whole evening reading a fascinating story about Uncle Fyodor and his friends – the cat Matroskin, the dog Sharik and the postman Pechkin.
Not listening to the book until the end, the baby fell asleep. And in the morning she wondered why, in almost all book stories, the main characters are boys?
Honestly, before I did not notice this. And the question crumbs made me think. But she is right! Books, where the main characters are girls, are much smaller. Dunno, Baby and Carlson, Little Mook, Pinocchio, Vova from the Far Far Away Kingdom – all these are boys!
Do you think this is a coincidence or pattern? Why do writers write little about girls?