When the New York Times reviewed The Day-Glo Brothers last month, my younger son had some questions for my wife — which he asked out of earshot of me.
“It used to be that nobody liked Daddy’s book, right?” asked five-year-old F, knowing all about the 23 rejections the manuscript received before Charlesbridge acquired it.
“But now, everybody likes it.” Meaning, even someone in New York.
“It’s gotten good reviews, yes.”
“Isn’t there anybody anymore who doesn’t like it?”
“Well,” my wife said, “there was one reviewer who said the bright colors gave her a headache, so she didn’t really like it.”
“Oh, thank goodness,” F replied. “I thought I was the only one.”