Hot Men of Children’s Literature, Part 40 in a Series
You know, I’m a little disappointed in you people. Here we are, safely snuggled in our warm little SLJ bed, and not once, NOT ONCE, has anyone accused me of holding off on further installments in my Hot Men of Children’s Literature Series. I would have thought someone suspected me of holding out. Well, sure as shooting, the series is back. It took a small Omigod-I-Don’t-Know-How-to-Work-This-Blog related vacation, and now I’m ready to christian the inaugural HMOCL of the site.
This required meditation, thought, and reflection. After all, you can’t just launch into a random man. This would have to be someone I’d been intending to do for a very long time. And I knew just the guy.
Today’s fella is a Brit. Brit’s are, by dint of their accents, innately hot. Now this guy, I can guarantee, you have not heard of. Not unless you read me in Britain, which seems unlikely even to me. No, this guy is a small writer in his native berg and hasn’t crossed the Atlantic. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to….
He’s written a series called The Oddies about lost socks and their various misadventures. Sounds trite, right? Actually, it’s not bad. I got my hands on a copy of a book or two (hands on = was sent by the man’s promo rep) and it doesn’t hurt matters that each book comes with a single sock of its own.
Books aside, let’s get to the real issue here.
Guys posing with kids that may or may not be their own?
Brit guys with straight teeth posing with kids that may or may not be their own?
Well, that’s enough to make you #40 in our HMOCL series, sir. Congrats Mr. Slatter.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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