Wild Things

Wild Things

An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and “consistently intelligent and funny” (The New York Times Book Review)—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father of two) Bruce Handy.

The dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children’s book, was first published in Boston in 1690. Offering children gems of advice such as “Strive to learn” and “Be not a dunce,” it was no fun at all.… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

It reads as a companionable romp through all the stories you sometimes tire of reading to your own children.

If Handy is not always ambitious or thorough, he puts extraordinary care into replicating and preserving those feelings.

Book Details  

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 15, 2017)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781451609950

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 7.6 MB

Language: English

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