Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult

There are certain books from our childhoods that continue to resonate well into adulthood. In Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult, author Bruce Handy takes readers on a journey through some of the most memorable children’s stories and characters, from Maurice Sendak’s wild rumpus to Dr. Seuss’s zany universe, with unforgettable characters like Ramona Quimby and an extraordinary spider named Charlotte.  Whether it’s Beatrix Potter’s garden of anthropomorphic animals or the snowy woods within a magical wardrobe, readers will delight in revisiting some of their favorite books, brought to life with a keen, humorous and often unsentimental eye. Handy also includes interesting biographical information about these beloved children’s authors. This book will make readers want to blow the dust off their favorite childhood books and reacquaint themselves with some long-lost friends!

—Heather Meyer
Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie