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.
There's no predicting what teensy little glimpses back into their childhood our wee ones will remember -- only that they will remember some. And we hope that somewhere in the blurry pastiche of memory will be their parents' finer moments. Or per... read more