It's apparently NPR Bad Decisions Day around here. After her slightly quirky, mid-day news/talk show "Day To Day" was canceled, West Coast radio host Madeleine Brand found another gig: momblogger. She is leading the LA Times' new blog/podcast hybrid, Parenting on the Edge.
First up: a thoughtful takedown of pathological children's books like Love You Forever [never heard of it, and it's a damn good thing. It looks and sounds awful.] and Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree [loved it, then hated it.] What's especially nice is that after talking to an actual expert, Brand changes her mind mid-podcast on Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's classic, The Runaway Bunny. Totally makes sense now.
Parenting on the Edge: Madeleine Brand casts a critical eye on classic kids' books [latimes via publicist]