A common complaint is that children’s books, especially high-quality picture books, cost so much. All I can say is that they cost less than a dinner out or a new pair of jeans. The books I read as a child transformed me, gave meaning and perspective to my experiences and helped to mould whatever imaginative, intellectual or creative strengths I can lay claim to now. No doll or game had that impact on me; no pair of jeans ever changed my life.
– Michele Landsberg