Fusenews: LOST Babies They Make Their Dreams Come True (To the Horror of All)
Great idea? Or greatest idea known to man? You be the judge. From the Powell’s Blog and in the style of Muppet Babies:
However, as much as any book can be considered a sure thing, 39% of our respondents wholeheartedly believe that Lost Babies: The Early Years by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will be the next big thing!
Publishing industry, are you listening? We want the wacky, fun-filled adventures of infant Jack, Kate, and Sawyer fighting for control of their play room against Locke, who believes the play room has mysterious powers because he has been crawling for four years — and suddenly he can walk!
I would read that book. Heck, it practically writes itself. New babies are introduced that claim that it was their play room all along. Instead of a stick Mr. Eco could have a blankie. Monica, I can’t thank you enough for this link.
Adrienne has a post up right now that should be particularly toothsome to fellow children’s librarians. She has received a mysterious gift of a puppet called Tuxedo Cat. And while my heart belongs wholly and completely to my little mouse puppet Basil, I find Adrienne’s new toy particularly tempting. She’s even worked up a voice, which she describes as "a combination of Snarf and Fran Drescher." Snarf snarf.
Hm. Well that entirely misses the point. Electronic books launched with dusty books smell. I wish I could say that I was kidding. "A survey of 600 college students conducted by pollster Zogby International found that 43 percent of students identified smell, either a new or old smell, as the quality they most liked about books as physical objects." Thanks to LISNews for the link.
I’m a territorial beastie. New York children’s literary blogs are all well and good but I like to know who’s who in this vast metropolis. To my relief YA New York, a brand new teen literature blog, covers an age range that falls outside of my purview. Relief, I say, because it’s a very good blog. In fact its author is Sabrina Banes, an up-and-coming YA author. Thanks to Cynsations for the link.
Author Neil Gaiman is now on Goodreads, but he says it may take too long for him to become your friend. This makes me sad. Perhaps I shall be able to winkle myself into his good graces through steady applications of stealth and cunning. Jane, can you put in a good word for me?
Leila on bookshelves of doom wondered if she had linked to this before. I don’t know if she had or not, but it’s certainly worth looking at. Hey, Oscar Wilde! It’s Clobberin’ Time!!! is a site where artists interpret their favorite icons and characters. Here are three examples for you.
Gene Ha with The Little Prince:
Shel Silverstein by Justin Ridge:
And the ever-so-appropriate Winnie-the-Pooh by Mark Crilley –
Thank you, Leila for the link.
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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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