“With the best I have in me, I have tried to write more happiness into the world”
Frances Hodgson Burnett
I hope I can do the same one day. Found at the New York Public Library’s awesome ‘ABC: Why Children’s Books Matter’ exhibition, which I went to today, after a free guided tour around the library itself. However, the exhibition was definitely my favourite bit.
Other fun stuff I found…
…this lovely quote from Hans Christian Anderson:
“Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale”
…this slightly less lovely quote from a clearly idiotic Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
“Reading is the scourge of childhood”
– Looks like it’s somebody’s nap time!
…the actual original Pooh Bear toys:
…and finally this fun fact:
The famous ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ book by Eric Carle was originally to be named ‘A Week With Willie Worm’.
Yeah, even children’s authors have their bad days.