Good news for children

This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.

  • Madonna has penned what she says is her last children’s book! Lotsa de Casha purports to show kids that money can’t buy happiness. Well, she ought to know.
  • In other news for children trapped deep within adult bodies, the Roald Dahl museum will open tomorrow in the UK! The original “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory“, filmed as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, spawned more nightmares for my generation than perhaps any other film, explaining my childhood aversion for blueberries, and the lingering suspicion that burping could perhaps be fatal. Just in time for Tim Burton’s version of the same, which comes out in a few months.
  • Over at Haaretz, Yehuda Atlas writes a long appreciation of Beatrice Potter, and tells how a visit to her ordinary home still illuminates her work.

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