We know our children are special, and now the incomparable Nancy Tillman expresses this universal feeling in the most touching of ways: Every child is born with a crown. The crown is everything that gives us unique value. Our crown will always be with us wherever we go, whatever we do.
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The hyperbole becomes cloying as the child is told he is “chosen,” “magnificent,” “born to shine” and a “twinkling, little star.” Before overweening self-esteem and elitism are carried too far, the child is reminded that all his friends have crowns of equal value.Aug 01 2011 | Read Full Review of The Crown on Your Head
Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) continues her project of nurturing children's self-esteem, creating a cascade of dreamlike spreads to accompany verses assuring them that "[t]he world is a wonderland waiting for you."Jul 11 2011 | Read Full Review of The Crown on Your Head
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