I love children’s books, but I get that not everyone does. That
said, I came across two August books in the mail pile that take a critical (and, yes, more grown-up) approach to kids lit. Was The Cat In The Hat
Black? by Philip Nel explores
at the hidden racism behind popular children’s books, and Wild Things by Bruce Handy provides context and analysis for
childhood classics like Little House on
the Prairie, The Giving Tree and Goodnight Moon.
If you ARE into picture books, Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman just published a satirical one for adults called
What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives?
Had to include this interior image – because public radio and tote bags:
Images: Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster, Dey Street Books.
BATMAN ANNUAL #2 Written by TOM KING Art and cover by LEE WEEKS Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina’s first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowls. And a little crimefighting, too. On sale NOVEMBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T