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The Last Picture Book

October 13, 2010

For those of us who love picture books, this article (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/us/08picture.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&sq=picture%20books&st=cse&scp=1 ) that appeared in the New York Times on Sunday was disheartening to say the least. It's not just the economy affecting the shrinking demand for them, but the insidious desire on the part of parents to get their harvard-bound little geniuses reading chapter books as early as 4. Thanks to AD Kelly Doe for this quick-turnaround piece.