Remembering a Golden Age of Reading

Nothing looses a flood of my childhood memories like picking up a Richard Scarry book, with its cartoon 3D diagrams of complex processes such as how wheat becomes bread, how rain becomes electric power, or how justice relentlessly pursues an unrepentant banana thief, all told within the context of the story of the pig family’s picnic, or the Huckle the Cat’s desire for friends. Michael Sims, a talented nonfiction writer…