Some of the great fun of being a parent is reading children's books again. Not always for the umpteenth time in a row, though sometimes even then... Many of them are so exquisite, so truly delightful or wondrous or intriguing or clever that we are glad to have gotten the chance to re-read them.
This perspective from Robertson Davies, a great man of letters himself, reminds us to keep up with that re-reading as great books evolve over time. Or, more precisely, we do.
The lives of grown-ups and children alike are filled with ups and downs. In general, the little ones cycle through their joys and miseries more rapidly and far more expressively (read loudly). But we all need a bit of comfort now and then, don't ... read more