Ruth Krauss

Ruth Krauss

Ruth Krauss was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 25, 1901 (d. July 10, 1993). She was most notably a children’s book author but was also a playwright and poet. “She attended Parsons School of Design before collaborating with some of the greatest illustrators in children’s literature, including Maurice Sendak and her husband, Crockett Johnson. Ruth Krauss had a hand in many of the most beloved children’s books of the 20th century. She is remembered for such titles as The Carrot Seed, A Hole Is to Dig, Caldecott Honor Book A Very Special House, Open House for Butterflies, I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue, Bears, The Growing Story, and Caldecott Honor Book The Happy Day.” (Source:

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  1. Ned

    I read the Mommyfriend article and didn’t find it togune in cheek, but rude. I know unsolicited advice can be annoying, but tht comes from everyone not just the childfree. And you might be surprised just how many CF are tuned into parenting related places! As someone mentioned over there many of us are teachers and nannies and have some experience or at least an outside perspective. I know it can be tempting to offer it and to judge, but the condescension that you wouldn’t know the specialness of my child until -you- have given birth’ mitigates our choices. I have been learning about the kids in my people’s lives to understand them better, and all i ask is for the same consideration of my lifestyle. Life without kids can be just as hard, some of us are caring for sick parents, spouses or kids or have our own problems too. And it can be tough when the parents get preference for the holidays off, or special days to attend plays. I ask for the same consideration as a CF because I have family too (mothers, fathers, bros, and sis) and my pet gets sick occassionally. And someone has to not have kids to help balance the village. We are all people with our own choices. There are child places, please respect that there are adult places. And there are places for all ages and I am happy to see your kids there but please don’t expect me to be happy when they invade my space. I understand they are learning, but that is also why they are accompanied by adults. I liked this article. The author didn’t just blame the cf. And as a cf I can really empathize the pain of being rejected by a society for not following it’s strict standards. Parents get judged for not being perfect as we get judged for not having kids. We all have a beef with it, and we can change that together. And that thought brings me hope. (Sorry about the length, maybe I should’ve just blogged a reply somehow!)

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