New Columns at Literary Mama

Two of my favorite columnists have new pieces up at Literary Mama!

First, Libby Gruner’s Children’s Lit Book Group feels a rare twinge of nostalgia as she contemplates sending her daughter off to college:

“Three of my favorite read-alouds are Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day. These three wouldn’t seem to tell me much about a child going off to college, and indeed they don’t. But they do tell about the power of the imagination, the appeal of the unknown, and the comforts of home, in ways I’m finding helpful right now.”

And in Me and My House, Elrena Evans is way too tired for nostalgia:

“As a Christian mother I sometimes feel like I can’t turn around without stubbing my toe on the God-as-parent metaphor, hand in hand with its twin, you-are-your-child’s-first-image-of-God. I love the idea of being God’s image for her, being his hands and feet on this earth, and I want more than anything to show that kind of love to my daughter. But it’s hard, at 3:07 a.m.”

One Comment

  1. Daphne says:

    Thanks for the note about the Childrens’ Lit Book Group column. Somehow I missed that one and I really like it!