I absolutely love this book. After reading this and realizing his love for kids as well as his own childishness, I think he is wonderful. His humor is subtle and easy to miss, and it is especially funny to imagine the kids reading the letters. But most of all, I enjoyed his heartfelt responses to those who loved his books. He is honest, respectful, and doesn't talk down to the kids.
Random thoughts after reading:
- After hearing Lewis write to the kids about the Narnia series, it has inspired me to read the series on my own.
- I might use this book to motivate my students to write to their favorite authors. Could make it a class activity.
- C.S. Lewis is a great example of a man that thinks little about himself and lots about others: specifically the little kids anticipating a letter back from their favorite author.