Books: Week

"It is unnecessarily hard on children," said the fatherly New York Times in a recent editorial, "to put before them sloppily written stories of impossible people in an absurd world."

It is also unnecessarily hard on children and their parents to put before them sloppily stacked tons of juvenile literature and expect them to choose between what is absurd and what is artistic, entertaining, instructive.

So, for seven years, publishers and booksellers have tried to make a virtue of the U. S. habit of having Weeks for things like Safety, Apples, Thrift, and agreed...

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