Children's Books: A Readable Feast

Trot off, Teletubbies! Forget it, Furbies! This year's books are tons more fun

Never needs batteries, easy to clean up, reusable, a delight for young and old: Is there anything more felicitous than a great children's book? Short on text, long on invention, the best children's books follow the Green Eggs and Ham rule: Serve up a dish made of anything imaginable as long as it's delicious. Merely edible will not do. The books below, our picks as the best of 1998, are perfect for the human small enough to condescend to sit on your lap and big enough to grasp that every single thing written in these books could happen, even to them....

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