Isaac Bashevis Singer, when accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature, said:
“There are five hundred reasons why I began to write for children, but to save time, I’ll mention only ten of them.

  1. Children read books, not reviews. They don’t give a hoot for the critics.
  2. Chidren don’t read to find their identity.
  3. They don’t read to free themselves of guilt, to quench their thirst for rebellion, or to get rid of alienation.
  4. They have no use for psychology.
  5. They detest sociology.
  6. They don’t try to understand Kafka or Finnegan’s Wake.
  7. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff.
  8. They love interesting stories, not commentary, guides or footnotes.
  9. When a book is boring, they yawn openly, without shame or fear of authority.
  10. They don’t expect their beloved writer to redeem humanity. Young as they are, they know that is not in his power. Only the adults have such childish illusions.”