I read a few books to the kids each night at bed time, and it’s brilliant. But one of the things I’ve noticed is that children’s writers have a habit of switching words around and adding them when writing, I guess mimicking the fun of Dr Seuss and the way the words can make a good children’s story, one that you’ll read hundreds of times, feel good each time.
I love reading The Gruffalo in Scots - it’s a fun read. I’ll read it forever.
But there’s one book - a fucking Frozen book - that is written oddly; it has the “[name] said” switched.
Basically, let’s say the sentence is
“Oh wow” said Elsa, “Olaf’s got huge balls!”
the book has it written as
“Oh wow” Elsa said, “Olaf’s got huge balls!”
Which is right? The first feels right as I say it out loud… so I switch it.