New Fuse 8 n’ Kate Episode: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Oh. We’re churning them out now. We’ve got a rhythm. We’ve got a beat. And now we’re going to start rip-roaring through our books. This week’s podcast episode (found here or on iTunes under “Kate n’ Fuse 8”) was a good one too. I decided to finally crack one of the Top Ten books that showed up in my Top 100 Picture Books Poll in the hopes of luring Kate into a conflict. I think The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a perfect 10 of a picture book. Does she agree? All that I can say for certain is that she definitely tries to poison me. If you’ve ever seen what Gerald the Elephant did when he had to try slop in I Really Like Slop by Mo Willems, you’ll know what to expect from this episode.
Here are some things mentioned in the podcast:
- Information on the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and some of the elements I discuss about it.
- The Hunger of the Caterpillar by Mallory Ortberg on The Toast.
- In case you’re curious about Master of None, Season Two, here’s a New York Times piece that highlights the best moments.
- What IS Jeppson’s Malört Liqueur? I still don’t think that I know but this might help.
- And, of course, this:
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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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