I absolutely love this book. I had already felt a connection with C.S. Lewis after reading Mere Christianity, but after reading this and realizing his love for kids as well as his own childishness, I think he's even more awesome. 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:
- I love how much he integrated his faith into his letters, like asking the kids to keep him in their prayers.
- After hearing Lewis write to the kids about the Narnia series, it has driven me to read the series on my own during my break between semesters.
- I can use this book to motivate my future 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.