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Maurice Sendak Please Don’t Go – We Love You So

"Oh please don't go -- we'll eat you up -- we love you so!" --Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are Earlier this week, celebrated children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died at t…

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Why I Won’t See the Lorax Movie

To be clear, this is not a movie review, as I have yet, and probably will not likely, see the new 3D movie adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax. The movie was released at the beginning of th…

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Goodnight Parody: Adult Fun With Children’s Lit

Call it the age of irony, or better yet cynicism, but there seems to be an ever-widening market in children’s books for knockoffs, re-toolings, and profanity-laced versions of time-tested child lit cl…

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Parent’s Nighty-Night Book Sprinkled with F-Bombs

Short of being a children's book author, I feel I am an authority (as I am sure many parents other could say the same) in children's books. I could say with confidence that I have now read significant…

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Lit Crit: Harold and the Purple Crayon

The amazing surfeit of children's books produced, printed and pushed onto the shelves every year threatens to eclipse some of the more exceptional and profound contributions to children's literature -…

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Lit Crit: Mouse Cookies and the Uninvited Animal Visitor

The conspicuous absence of parents in much of children's literature is a point of curiosity, and for many it is a point of alarm. Most people see this absence as a relatively healthy way of fostering …

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Lit Crit: In the Night Kitchen

Now, for another installment of Lit Crit. For frequent readers of this blog (and I know there are a slim few of you out there), you will be familiar with my practice of dusting off an old favorite of …

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Lit Crit: The Rainbow Fish

During the last stretch of the 2008 presidential election, which seems like some time ago, there was a word, a concept, and an indictment being bandied around, and that word was socialism. The exact c…

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Lit Crit: The Lorax

As I did with previous texts like The Runaway Bunny and The Giving Tree, I am taking a stab at one of the most revered children's book heroes of all time, Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. …

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Lit Crit: The Giving Tree

The plethora of children's literature is nothing short of overwhelming. There is no shortage of fantastic books, both classic and contemporary, that remain beloved dog-eared favorites among those awar…

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