MORE 'FUSE-8-N-KATE' POSTS
I think a book that takes place in the steaming hot days of a NYC summer is precisely what we need in dreary February. Bonus: I finally gave Kate a story that makes sense, has color, and doesn't contain 500 words per page.
This week I attempt to break Kate's brain with a sweet little fever dream of a book. If you like your children's literature weird, have I gotta book for you!
"Duels, clowns and butts!" Everything, in fact, a person might want in a picture book. With the death of Mitsumasa Anno in December, we honor his legacy with a consideration of this first and best known work.
I think a lot of us are feeling like Sophie these days. It's funny how you can not think directly about a book for a long time and then see it and suddenly have wild opinions about it. But are my opinions pro or con? Are Kate's?
On this most auspicious day in which the Newbery and Caldecott winners are announced (amongst many other fine and wonderful awards), I thought it might be a nice change of pace to do a cult classic.
There is a certain type of picture book that can be best described as a Love It or Loathe It title. Today we tackle one of those very books.
We discuss potential Caldecott winners on the podcast. I love all three of these books down to the cold cockles of my shriveled little heart. I seriously believe that each one of these books has a very good chance at some kind of Caldecott love in 2021.
Today Kate and I talk invasive species, seed bombing, how nice it is to read a book that doesn't call a single woman a spinster, and why it is that Maine loves its children's book creators more than any other state.
We have found it. The Christmas picture book that perfectly encapsulates what we're feeling in 2020.
With the imminent republication of this book on the horizon, Kate and I take a gander at the original publication to see how it has stood the test of time.