As a children's services librarian, I am always thrilled to see anything about children's books or children's literacy get major news coverage. So I woke up fast when I caught the New York Times article just over a week ago on the front page, below the fold (for those of who still read the paper paper) about board books. Board books! The overlooked and unappreciated format for, as the NYTimes put it, "the teething set." Yet, my heart sank as I read on.
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