From the July/August, 2000 issue of Touchstone
Lessons from a Bear of Very Little Brain by Sam Torode

Lessons from a Bear of Very Little Brain

Sam Torode on Children’s Literature

In four years of college, the most important thing I did was read Winnie-the-Pooh. Many of you will be surprised by my saying this, and it is with no small shame that I admit it. How, you ask, could I have made it through childhood, and all the way into college, without reading Winnie-the-Pooh?

But perhaps my experience is not so unique. When my grandparents reminisce about childhood, they recall the tales of Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm, and books like Treasure Island and The Wizard of Oz. When my contemporaries reminisce about childhood, they recall episodes of Sesame . . .

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