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I wanted to do a little something different with today’s selection for my podcast. Today’s book has been on Publisher Weekly’s top selling picture book list for 240+ weeks. Even so, it is not a household name here in America by any stretch of the imagination. I’d been seeing its name on these bestseller lists […]
On this week's show we discuss the strength of Imogene's neck muscles, you get to hear an impromptu jingle for the Emergency Hat Service, I manage to work in a tiny reference to Gregor Samsa, and we marvel at Imogene's good nature.
When we consider classic Latinx picture books that would qualify as #ownvoices, only a few have been covered on this show. Today's book seeks to add to the canon of children's literature.
Between its shiny Sydney Taylor Book Award on its cover and a storyline that has aged magnificently over the last 32 years, Kate and I discuss one of Patricia Polacco's best known works.
Today Kate and I dig deep into a book that certainly contains the world's most short-sighted escape plan. The Great Escape, this is not.
If you were born in the late 70s or early 80s, the odds are good that somebody you know read today's book to you. This all ties in quite closely to current discussions of picture books with racist elements that sit blithely on shelves in children's rooms anywhere.
In spite of the fact that I didn't really want to have a whole conversation with Kate about owls' elongated eye tubes, that's the price you pay when you talk about Martin Waddell's best known book. But is it a "classic"?
Hope you like your kids short, your cats cruel, and your teddy bears creepy, because we're going all in on Bill Joyce's best known book today.
Under normal circumstances I won't consider a children's book for this podcast unless that title is less than 20 years old. But since I made that rule in the first place, I guess I'm the one who gets to break it. And today's book is, in its blood, a rule breaker.
In honor of Pride this month, I figured it would be a good idea to check out one of the first big-time LGBTQIA+ picture books published in America. Who knew this would be such a fruitful book to explore?