Children's Literature:The development of criticism
I have to say that I was looking for something a bit different. What I expected was metacriticism - say taking a children's book and evaluating what different people have said about it, in a similar way to the discussions of different interpretations of a piece of music or a play. As such I found the parts of the text which dealt with specific books to be of greatest interest and the other parts rather vague and over-generalised. Also there seemed to be too much worrying about whether the subject was seen as a 'serious' academic activity. Overall I felt the book was a bit too introspective.