The minds of children do not work the same way as the minds of the adults around them.
The minds of children function quite actively without the soothing and demanding layers of duplicity children are going to need to survive in the adult world. Adults, for the most part, give a pass to young children when it comes to the realities and truths these younger members of the species occasionally spew forth. Children are generally forgiven for the truths they tell and actively work out. Publishing, this anthology of fictional children’s stories James Strauss has done the same thing he has done with the more adult novels he has published. He has drawn upon real characters, situations, actions, words and the meaning (as he has perceived it) of the many children who’ve flowed in, around and through his life