Cheese plays more of a supporting role

Okay, I'm not 100% sold on the idea that Heidi is primarily about cheese, but I totally believe that great children's literature is nearly always improved by a memorable food description, from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe's tea party with Mr. Tumnus to Harriet the Spy's tomato sandwiches and cake. Some of my earliest memories involve being deeply impressed by the food scenes in The Boxcar Children (ooh, and the dishes they got from the town dump!), although now that I'm older, it occurs to me to wonder how they handled a bathroom...
Posted by: Julianka


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