I leave you with some Maurice Sendak quotes on writing for children which The Telegraph quoted last week:
"No story is worth the writing, no picture worth the making, if it is not a work of imagination.”
"I refuse to lie to children. I refuse to cater to the bullsh*t of innocence."
“You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.”
“. . .from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.”
Thank you, Maurice Sendak, for understanding children—and for understanding dreams—in a way that few people do.