by Anita Silvey, 208 pp, with illus, $20 (hardcover), ISBN 0-618-27889-3, New York, NY, Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Larval academic and voracious bookworm, I grew up reading anything I could get my hands on. In fact, family legend records my first sentence as “Read a book, Daddy!” Now, a grown-up pediatric resident, I’m sure I join many in our field in continuing to find children’s literature a magical escape for myself and, of course, a favorite activity to share with children. I was therefore eager to embrace a recent honor roll of children’s literature, 100 Best Books for Children, by children’s book reviewer and editor Anita Silvey.
Odom AR. 100 Best Books for Children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(12):1189-1190. doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.12.1189-a