When we think of great stories for children, we tend to think of the uplifting, the exuberant, the silly and cheerful. But one thing I’ve learned over time is that sometimes the most important characteristic of a successful story is that it reflects the familiar, whether joyful or not.
On a grubby little hill, in a dreary little funk, Mrs. Biddlebox rolled over on the wrong side of her bunk. Everybody has bad days, and to young children they can seem even worse. Luckily, Mrs. Biddlebox has the perfect solution: She rolls up all the elements of that lousy, miserable day, bakes them into […]