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David Bowie's Space Oddity as a Children's Book


Illustrator Andrew Kolb was listening to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" when he realized the imagery would make a great children's book. Well, you know - if your kids are ready to deal with the tragedy of an astronaut dying alone in space. The book isn't available in hard copy (yet), but you can get the PDF for free.

Link via Laughing Squid

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Honestly it's some great lyrics if ya think about it and all nursery ryhmes are all f'd up so just go with the flow Bowie is a great person let him and his lyrics be.
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Elements of violence, cruelty, and abuse in Grimms' tales.

For many years children have grown up with this stuff. Does not seem to have done them too much harm.

This however is a bit more worrisome imo: An average American child will see 200,000 violent acts and 16,000 murders on TV by age 18.
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They made a children's book....about an acid trip. That's what the song is about, an acid trip. But that aside, I don't think dying in space is a great children's book.
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