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I have a confession to make: I enjoy reading children’s books.  I mean, not all of them, obviously, because often I find that merely labeling something as being written for children relieves the author of any obligation to practice good writing.  Have you seen some of the fodder that lines the shelves in most children’s sections in libraries and book stores alike?  Terrible.  Simply terrible.  Apparently, just having short words and no plot is enough to get some of these authors published, so long as the books are intended for the under 10 set.   If you add a religious aspect to the mix, they can be even worse.  All that is necessary then is a few platitudes on how “awesome” God is and some hokey pictures. When it is bad, it is, like the little girl with the little curl, horrid.

3-12-14, 8:40 AM: Link fixed!  Sorry!  Continued at Truth & Charity.  Please, go there, read it, and leave a comment over there. 🙂  Thanks!