Enough with the Hookah
As I have been going to the other Alice projects, I have noticed all the blogs about the caterpillar that was smoking the hookah. Also, people have added and dragged out the fact that this whole story could be a drug reference, and how everything is so bad about this story because it has one scene where a caterpillar is smoking hookah.
I think that everyone needs to stop with the drug references. Yes, hookah is a drug and obviously there is a case that it is about drugs. But also, hookah is not illegal over a certain age. So therefore is not as bad as other drugs that would have made this story actually bad if it would have been illegal. No, I am not saying drug, alcohol or sex references are okay in children’s books, because honestly I do not believe that is the place for any of it. What I am saying is just because there is hookah in the story does not mean that the whole book is about drugs, or anything to that effect.