Is hell satisfied? By Polly Shulman
In keeping with their authors' dark histories, "The Iron Giant" and other children's tales by Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath tell ominous fables about ambition, despair and people's disregard for nature and one another.
Wake up, Sleeping Beauty! By Margot Mifflin
Classic fairy tales get a feminist makeover for parents who don't like their princesses tricked out, locked up or comatose. But were the old ones really that bad?
Oracles of history By Polly Shulman
At the turn of the millennium, Kathleen Krull's "They Saw the Future" gives kids a look at futures past.
Children's books in full bloom By Polly Shulman
Spring blooms eternal in this selection of children's books about flowers and fairies.
A life without play dates By Yona Zeldis McDonough
Arthur the aardvark's parent-free life
Blarney for bairns By Polly Shulman
How the Irish saved children's literature
In the tub with Leadbelly By Sarah Seager
A punk rocker turned mother contemplates her latest musical passion: children's folk music
Let-r play By Polly Shulman
Classic and iconoclastic books shake up the alphabet and take kids on a trip through the Dictionapolis of the written word.
Better ead than uck By Polly Shulman
New ABC books are breathing life into an old genre by making letters vanish, get lost and pop up in unexpected places
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Mothers Who Think Wild Thing archives for: 1998 | 1995-97