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Kate and I discuss the many problematic elements of Paul Goble's 1979 Caldecott Award winner at length.
"They get in the boat. They fall out of the boat. They drink tea. The end". Kate is succinct about today's book.
We all know that Arthur's nose shrank significantly since his 1976 debut. We dive into the original book and then discuss all its strangeness and semi-psychedelic origins.
Hope you like math and shiny things, because today's book has both. We consider Demi and whether or not her book attains "classic" status.
How about we consider a book with positive portrayals of Asian-American families on our podcast for a change? I snag Grace Lin's first picture book and we talk soup, seeds, and greedy neighbors.
It never won a single official children's book award (not really) and yet it may well be the most famous Kevin Henkes book out there. Today we finally tackle it!
Kate asked for a St. Patrick's Day classic, so I handed her TWO! Her preference? The one with physical violence and bodily harm. Can you blame her?
When we heard that the Dr. Seuss estate was pulling six relatively obscure Seuss titles from publication due to offensive content, we thought we might try one on for size. So here's the first book Seuss ever made for kids.
It's Eric Carle's first illustrated picture book! We view it through the lens of post-McCarthyism and Kate discusses what's really going on with the Black Sheep.