Why: A friend who used to be a children's librarian said, "I just wanted to let you know that [this book:] was an interesting read. I say interesting because it had an unusual cast of characters from Ann Tyler (we all know what I think of her) to Anita Silvey (former book editor). Interesting also because of the format. Very short entries from folks like Jay Leno to lengthy ones from people like Jack Prelutsky. However, despite all its interesting-ness, you might pick it up for the book list. I was reminded of some classics I don't want [by son:] to miss and some other titles I hadn't heard of that I'm putting my name on at the library."