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 we? Luckily, as the great Baron de Montesquieu reminds us, the best kind of comfort for all ages can be found right on our bookshelves.
"I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve." -- Montesquieu
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
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 a... read more