Monday, January 23

Sam-I-Am

What makes great children's literature, what are kids' books supposed to do, and why Green Eggs and Ham (treif though it may be) might be #1.

"Alliteration, the linguistic subversiveness, the stretching of the dictionary like bubble gum, these are Seussian traits that give our children an early taste for language, for flair, for the advantages of sounding smart--and even, I daresay, for the advantages of being smart."

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1 Comments:

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Uri Cohen said...

This is great. Now all we need is a similar thoughtful article on all the other books from our youth.

The Giving Tree already has a symposium on it: http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9501/articles/givingtree.html

Lots more books are available!

 

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