Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Tell Me a Mitzi by Lore Segal and Harriet Pincus
Let us try something a little different. Under normal circumstances, the entire premise of my podcast with Kate is that I will present her with a picture book “classic” that she has never seen before and she will read it for the first time. To change things up, she suggested that we bring a picture book that neither of us had read. At the same time, she mentioned in a previous episode that when it comes to classic Jewish picture books, the only ones we’ve ever done were Hanukkah based. Add in the fact that it’s a cult classic that came back in print two years ago, and you’ve got yourself one heckuva show.
- I keep quoting from a Marjorie Ingall article in Tablet Magazine that was called Lore Segal’s Warm and Weird ‘Tell Me a Mitzi’. I highly recommend that you seek it out.
- Babies and kids with the 5 o’clock shadows. Nothing like ’em.
- I implore you, gentle readers, tell us why the top of this hopscotch features the word “POTSY”.
- Mom, getting her kids up in the morning, is looking GOOD!
- Love those I Love Lucy / Dick Van Dyke separate beds!
- “Elves Can Be Fun”. Can they, though? Can they?
- Could this be an allusion to Michael diCapua? With the artist’s connection to Sendak, it’s not out of the question. I suppose there’s only one person in the world who may know, and that’s Mr. diCapua himself. Somebody ask him when you get a chance, what eh?
- This strange side story is just fascinating to us.
- Joni Mitchell! Alongside evidence that the pants men wear in this book are often quite remarkable.
- It’s the President’s aides that I find absolutely fascinating.
- Lore Segal’s family’s story was told in the Academy Award winning documentary Into the Arms of Strangers. You can see the trailer for it here:
- In case you’re curious, the four podcasts of science I’m trying out are The Story Collider, Sawbones, 60-Second Science, and Science for the People.
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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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