Great column by John Miller (who I met at the CN conference two years ago) on NRO about the importance of children’s literature. Read it here.
His quote by C.S. Lewis pretty much sums up the article:
“Critics who treat adult as a term of approval,” he said, “instead of merely a descriptive term, cannot be adults themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.”
This is exactly why I can admit to be a huge fan of A.A. Milne. The stories are timeless, the writing is incredible, and who doesn’t like fluffy Teddy Bears.