By Carter.

I loved the conversation on Amy’s post about the livelihood of picture books, and especially the comments it generated. Sarah’s comment touched me most; she called picture books “as necessary as air and sprinkles!” I’m left picturing kids on laps and families huddled together around a favorite story, and there’s no better visual than that, is there?

We crave story because we crave community. And friendship. And that made me think of one of the sweetest stories of friendship in all of literature, for kids or not: Charlotte’s Web. (Which is having its 60th anniversary this year! Definitely something to celebrate!)