I have never read or even encountered Little Black Sambo before, but the story fits the modern-day kids. The flow of the tale is quite simple, and any child can easily comprehend it. However, comparing the current crop children with the past one, today’s kids may deem it boring. Perhaps, it can be suitable for kids aged two to five. It is, therefore, not as popular today like it would be in the past. Evidently, the modern kids are sharper, especially when it comes to understanding things. As such, it easier for them to deem the story boring due to its repetitive nature.
Nowadays kids are more drawn to real things such as games, which they participate. In other words, a child may prefer playing some video games than listening to stories. Also, they are easily bored by a story; it happens to be repetitive without exciting things. Another unique aspect of the modern society is the moral lesson. The children need to know the moral of a story to listen to one. The Little Black Sambo has an interesting topic but comprehending the moral of the tale is rather hard. For instance, was it bad for Sambo to walk in the jungle alone? Unlike the past, kids nowadays relate stories to real life events. They are exposed to these real-life aspects vastly to the extent that they are acclimatized to them. For instance, they know a Tiger reacts in the jungle. Modifications have been made to make stories more attractive to these kids, one of them is how they are presented. In other words, if the above story is presented enticingly, kids can be attentive. On the other hand, if they are meant only to read the same, they may not be enticed. Therefore, whether the story is popular is relative to how it is presented.