“What Makes a Children’s Book Good?”

Okay, clearly I’m trawling for blog minnows and in a New York state-of-mind..

This article by New Yorker magazine’s Adam Gidwitz is brilliant.

“A second-grader once asked me for ‘a really, really good book,’ and I asked him, as librarians do, what he considered a good book. He eyed me with thinly veiled impatience and replied, ‘Medium-long with poisonous snakes.’ ”

(Laura Amy Schlitz, in her 2007 Newbery Medal acceptance speech)

Read it HERE