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Title: Hypnotism
Post by: lauriew on April 14, 2017, 02:01 PM
Do picture-book age kids know about hypnotism. If so, will they know about snapping fingers as a signal to follow a command? Thanks.
Title: Re: Hypnotism
Post by: dinalapomy101 on April 14, 2017, 03:22 PM
I feel like when I was Scooby Doo watching age back in the 1980s, I learned about hypnotism from that show (creepy person saying "Look into my eyes" and then their eyes would turn into spirals or something). So I think if your PB is targeting ages 5-8 (as opposed to 3-5 or so) you are safe. IMO.
Title: Re: Hypnotism
Post by: Kell on April 14, 2017, 03:40 PM
Catherine Bailey on this board has a PB called Hypnosis Harry, so those readers know it at least!
Title: Re: Hypnotism
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on April 16, 2017, 08:40 PM
I agree that older picture book readers will get it.