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If you'd like to read a rant about why I suspect this book never even won a Caldecott Honor then enjoy. I go off, and on the podcast episode we laud a book that truly stands the test of time.
Fuse 8 n’ Kate: A Valentine for Norman Noggs by Valiska Gregory, ill. Marsha Winborn
In today's discussion we talk about eggnog, hamsters, the quality of the education these critters are receiving, and what this book gets right. It's a Valentine's Day episode of the podcast.
Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Who’s In Rabbit’s House by Verna Aardema, ill. Leo and Diane Dillon
There's such creativity behind the presentation of today's book. The play-within-a-play motif sets this apart. The art is extraordinary. And was there every such a goofy frog?
Prepare for long discussions on precisely what the Groundhog Day rule actually means, larger talks on the role of reality versus positivity in the real world, what makes a good holiday picture book, and why the moral of this story is, "Eat more bacon."
At last we can tackle the story of a sentient pastry and his longing for meaning in a cold, hungry, world. Arnie the Doughnut turns 20 this year and we are here for him.
Fuse 8 n’ Kate: 2023 Caldecott Contenders
Best Books of 2022, Fuse 8 n' Kate, Newbery / Caldecott Predictions|
We've an annual tradition here at Fuse 8 n' Kate where I present Kate three potential winners and she considers which ones have the best chance. This year Kate feels that there is one clear cut winner . . . and a book that can only be called a complete and utter loser in comparison.
Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock retold by Eric A. Kimmel, ill. Janet Stevens
It was a storytime staple for me back when I was a children's librarian. But how has this 1988 picture book stood up over the intervening years?
It's cold outside so a story of FOMO and snuggly bear caves seemed to fit the bill for today's book. BONUS CONTENT: A spreadsheet of every single book we've done on the podcast to date. All 254 of them!
This week we consider what, in some ways, might be the flipside of another Hanukkah book we did a number of years ago, The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming. Screaming or laughing, the real question here is this: Do you put applesauce or sour cream on your latkes?
A rare case of Kate changing my mind on a book. How have the Stupids aged over the years? Not as well as I had hoped.