How to repurpose this enjoyable read for the classroom?
These encyclopedic explanations of children's supposed afflictions can serve as an entertaining example of a typical summary assignment. In a reading/writing class, students could create comical letter entries for a chosen topic; in a class of 26, each student could be assigned to one letter of the alphabet. In a sociology class, students could create new humorous (or ridiculous) definitions of standard terminology. Imagine the hilarity of the students' responses and the extensive discussions that would follow as the students presented their entries to the class. Now, go make it happen!