At first it was a bit daunting. The assignment would take weeks to complete, after all. How were the students supposed to find time to read and critique all those children’s books during one of their final semesters? When they actually began to read, the entire class was surprised. After a day full of rushing to class, printing assignments, inhaling a meal or two, and remaining social, it was nice to lie on one’s bed with a brightly-colored picture book. Later, when chapter books were assigned, a few found themselves heading back to the dorm earlier than one should on a Friday night because they had promised to read the next few chapters to their roommates. Even after graduation, some of these now-teachers kept up with the practice of escaping, just for a while, with a book. A well-written “children’s book” can be enjoyed by all ages.