A couple of nights ago at bedtime, as I read the author’s bio at the back of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (“Doreen Cronin is an attorney…”), I was reminded of one curious fact about a group of local children’s writers who got together for lunch last week.

Of the 12 or 14 of us at the table, at least four are or were lawyers — not counting anyone whose prior legal career I failed to uncover during cross-examination. I may be better with words than with numbers, but that sure seems like an awfully high percentage. And I know of various non-local folk — here’s one; here’s another — who also fall into this category.

So, yes, you could go the Vermont College route. But if you really want to write for children, you might want to study up for the LSAT.