Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Our 300th Episode with Special Guest Star Jon Scieszka
We are so friggin’ psyched!! It’s not every day that we (A) Celebrate our 300th episode and (B) Have the very first National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature JON SCIESZKA as our special guest! We asked Jon what classic picture book he wanted to celebrate, and do you know what he selected? Not one but THREE Grimm Brothers fairy tales. Not the well known ones either. Three short ones. Weird ones. Peculiar ones. Today, we read through the following:
“Some of the Grimm Brothers stories you find are a little gross. These are a little… odd!” That’s Jon selling today’s stories. Today we talk hyacinth beans, subversive stories about the monarchy, and why Kate keeps using the phrase “Sausage McLovin” repeatedly. This may be one of our goofier episodes but it is WELL worth a listen!
Jon Recommends: The Rabbit Hole! America’s first Explore-a-Storium opening soon in Kansas City. Check it out! It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before (and is a MUST for picture book fans everywhere).
Kate Recommends: Donating to your local library.
Betsy Recommends: The music of the recent movie Wonka. It’s by Neil Hannon, the man behind Divine Comedy.
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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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