The fact that I don’t have kids never stops me from visiting the children’s section of the bookstore to browse the latest releases and flip through fancy new editions of the classics. As a fan of children’s literature, I knew I’d have to read Bruce Handy’s new book, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult. It’s by no means a history of children’s literature, instead it’s a personal look at Handy’s favourite books and includes some interesting author bios and trivia on writers including Margaret Wise Brown, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, and C. S. Lewis. I like the way the New York Times puts it: “It reads as a companionable romp through all the stories you sometimes tire of reading to your own children.”
What are you reading?