When you’re tucking your kids in at night, which would you rather read to them: The effete liberalism of The Giving Tree or Goodnight Moon? Or, a new series of explicitly Trumpy kids’ books where foxes and other adorable creatures teach your small children that they’re communists for eating free ice cream or endorsing trans rights?
The conservative publisher Brave Books is really hoping that enough of you go with the second option.
On this week’s episode of The Daily Beast’s Fever Dreams podcast, hosts Will Sommer and Asawin Suebsaeng dive into the extended, somewhat Marvel-like universe of these “Brave” children’s books, which the publisher hopes will be authored and supported by various pro-Trump luminaries. The books seem to be composed primarily of animal characters who try to convince the young readers not to succumb to wokeness or the idea that trans people exist.