April 20, 2003
But Did She Consult a Librarian?
Madonna is going to write a series of children's books, based on the Kabbalah. She explains why she's becoming a children's author:
She said she realised there was an opportunity when reading stories to her first child, daughter Lourdes, adding: "Now I'm starting to read to my son, but I couldn't believe how vapid and vacant and empty all the stories were.
"There were like no lessons, just all about princesses and like the beautiful prince arrives and he takes her for his wife and nothing happens, no efforts are made. Nobody asks her what her opinion is, or I didn't see anybody struggling for things. There's like no books about anything."
So Madge, did you just determine this on your own whilst reading to little Lourdes? Did you even bother getting recommendations from an information professional, such as any number of the librarians at NYPL? [via Out of Ambit]