Deveriam os livros ter obrigatoriamente indicações relativas à idade dos leitores a que se destinam?
A maioria dos escritores de livros infantis não está de acordo com a ideia, diz um artigo do The Guardian e, segundo as editoras, seria inconcebível instituir a obrigatoriedade de uma idade recomendada para os livros contra a vontade do autor.
Entre os autores de livros para crianças as opiniões dividem-se:
“At a recent book launch, I gazed out at children, teenagers and adults and thought "Isn't this wonderful? They've all come to listen to the same story, they haven't been segregated into age boxes." Then I heard about age banding. My first reaction was shock. And then I thought of my sons who had both enjoyed one particular author at vastly different ages. “ - Michelle Magorian
"As authors, we always have a rough idea of our target market. Publishers do, too. It seems reasonable to share that information with the purchaser. (…) If we want to get more children reading, let's make it easy for them to be given books as presents, otherwise those presents won't be books at all, they'll be games, DVDs or toys—all of which already have age guidance. " - Diana Kimpton
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