I don't know about you, but when I read, I constantly edit what is written, especially when it comes to many kids' books. I often come across sentences or phrases that either don't make sense or are repetitive repetitive. =)
Consider the following example:I had to read that second sentence more than once before it made sense to me, and even then I thought it could use some revision. I find the comma avoidance issue quite annoying. Thus, I exercise my right as a reader by condensing the material and saying "cars, trucks, buses, and trains." Take that, book!
Anyone else have this problem--I mean--skill, when it comes to reading? =)