With 354,000 copies in print, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me is the really successful book of sandbox wisdom. Now it is reissued with three fresh, appealing covers.
Collected and edited by Cynthia L. Copeland, author of The Diaper Diaries and Fun on the Run, together with 170,000 copies in print, Really Important Stuff is filled with clear-eyed common sense that can make us start with surprise and delight. Here are children saying things that are smart, funny, innocent, completely sensible in a way adults just aren’t. Things like: “Bees shouldn’t be so nice and fuzzy.” “You can either keep pedaling, get off the bike, or fall over.” “Pants with pockets are better.” Things like: “It’s more fun to color outside the lines.” “Lick your ice-cream cone before it gets a chance to melt.” “You’re only little until someone littler comes along.” And, “Milk tastes better through a straw.”