EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A CHILDREN'S BOOK, are a tribute to the lasting impact that good children's literature can have on its readers.
Each of the notable contributors provided a brief essay, reminiscing how the book influenced him or her, accompanied by an excerpt and illustration from that book. Alongside the essay, Silvey herself gives a short historical commentary on each book mentioned. As back matter, you'll find a brief paragraph about each contributor and a recommended reading list of children's books.
A fun addition to any parent's - or literature lover's - library.
Purpose of this Blog...
My original intent in creating this blog was to provide a resource (and some encouragement) for new moms and dads who want to spend time reading aloud to their children, but may not know where to begin. But it's really also for any adults (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, Godparents, teachers etc.) who have children/teens in their lives and want to help them foster a lifelong relationship with books. You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls...my goal is to help you find the ones that do! (Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)