I think really good books can be read by anybody.
A good book written for children can be read by adults.
There are good books and there are bad books, period, that's the distinction.
I write best in the morning, and I can only write for about half a day, that's about it.
People always ask about my influences, and they cite a bunch of people I've never heard of.
When you're very young and you learn something - a fact, a piece of information, whatever - it doesn't connect to anything.
One of the problems you have when you read with kids is that once they like something they want you to read it a hundred times.
I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're learning relates to other things they know. Then learning starts to get more and more exciting.
The only other thing which I think is important is: Don't write a book or start a book with the expectation of communicating a message in a very important way.
It was really written as most, I think, books are by writers - for themselves. There was something that just had to be written, in a way that it had to be written. If you know what I mean.