Thursday, July 02, 2009

Just to share

"I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting.... It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand.... a man's reach should exceed his grasp. So should a child's. For myself, I will never talk down to-or draw down to-children."
Barbara Cooney on her receiving the Caldecott Medal in 1959
Someone shared this quote here and I thought it was too good not to pass on in case you are not a member of this site!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have never used baby talk to our children, as they only have to be taught to talk properly afterwards.

I also believe that a good literary education is extremely important, and we buy books about missions, martyrdom and biographies. Voice of the Martyrs has some excellent ones.