“Ultimately Vaishnav and Nair point out its more about caring than about gender and that is what is important.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This is a picture book that takes off from its title, the colours pink and blue used to identify a girl baby and a boy in hospital nurseries and then in homes. They are the two gender stereotypical shades that the two who put the book together are speaking out against.
There are no divisions the two creators say between boys and girls – they have many things in common that people overlook. Everyone’s entitled too like the shades of their choice but occasionally boys like pink too. Yes, the two groups play separately, boys with boys and girls with girls, but occasionally they play together. Even hair can depend on personal choices, long and short.
Ultimately Vaishnav and Nair point out its more about caring than about gender and that is what is important. People – most importantly parents need to look beyond stereotypes and allow boys and girls to be themselves and not segregate them according to certain set norms.
Presumably parents will read the book to their children or flip through the pages with them and learn a few important lessons while doing so.
Added 20th September 2018