“Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.”   -Kurt Vonnegut

The "just one person" is me, usually... but with the children's book? The one person is Little Z. That seems, so far, to be working out just fine. I just ask her what she likes. Usually, she tells me what she likes. Sometimes, she just says, "We don't care about that." Meaning children. She does not care about where the words are placed on the page, so long as she can read the story. She does not like scary looking spiders, but she likes cute spiders, even if they have someone that looks like her tied up in a web. She does like giraffes in sunglasses. She likes crows in hats. 

It's easiest to write to one person. Vonnegut was right. 

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