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Table Of Contents

Introduction. A Is for Adult: Coloring Books, Bedtime Stories, and Picture Books for Grown-Ups
1. "A Book for Obsolete Children": Dr. Seuss' You're Only Old Once! and the Rise of Children's Literature for Adults
2. Off to Camp: Mabel Maney's The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse, the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, and Fanfiction
3. Material Matters: Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers as a Board Book
4. Baby Talk: Barbara Park's MA! There's Nothing to Do Here!, Fetal Personhood, and Child Authorship
5. Learning Left from Right: Goodnight Bush, Don't Let the Republican Drive the Bus!, and the Broadside Tradition
6. Not Kidding Around: Go the F**k to Sleep and the New Adult Honesty about Parenthood
Conclusion. Both Radical and Reinforcing: The Complicated Cultural Significance of Children's Literature for Adults
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