Here’s the very last word on the whole scrotum debate, straight from the author’s mouth, as it were.
Check out this thoughtful article, penned by Patron herself that ran in yesterday’s LA Times, where she explains that part of the problem behind this whole scuffle is “fear of giggling”. Well, that and the possibility that kids might actually learn something that will allow them to challenge adult beliefs and become their own persons.
“Fiction, especially, gives that reading child a tool to decipher the mysteries and paradoxes of being human. Give a child a nonfiction book explaining the cycle of life and death, and he may come to a cerebral understanding of the concepts. Give him “Charlotte’s Web” and his heart will burst. He’ll feel empathy in a deep and lasting way.”