So I’m sitting in the movie theater getting ready to see Once (so so so sososo good) and I see this trailer for a movie called Dedication. It appears to be about a children’s book author and a new illustrator and their partnership/possible romance. The kind of film where the hero has a license plate on his car that reads KDZ BKS. Don’t know what to think of it yet. Check it out.
One happy moment this week was the creation of The True Meaning of Smekday website. Better still, it has puppets! Yes, there’s a training video on the site meant to show our alien invaders (the Boov) how best to interact with the human species.
I’ve worked it out. I think I was born on the 4th of Mitch.
Finally (I told you I didn’t have a lot) this one goes out not just to the teachers but to the fellow librarians, authors, and illustrators out there. I have to thank the child_lit listserv for showing me this one. This is Taylor Mali. Taylor Mali is kicking ass and taking names.
Now go out there and get a teaching degree. HA!
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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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