Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children's books and children's shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?
In the age of fanfiction, literary conspiracy theories and all the rest, do authors' still have the final say in how their books should be interpreted?
Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?
Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That's why showing, not telling, makes better stories.
Fantasy has races of every shape, size, colour and function. Here are some I found fascinating.