MORE 'FUSE-8-N-KATE' POSTS
Today's title comes to us via The Big Red Book of Beginner Books, and it truly lives up to expectations. I promised Kate we'd do a goofy book. I may have actually overdelivered.
We go a little serious this week with a deep dive into Allen Say's Caldecott Award winner.
We've done a lot of Steig before and yet somehow managed to miss this Caldecott Honor. All that comes to an end! We dive deep into a delightful book that could NOT be published today.
Microaggressions and outright racism vie for space on the pages of the last book Langston Hughes ever worked on: A picture book. Never heard of it? Is there a reason? We take a deep dive in.
A special guest! Today it is my infinite pleasure to present to you the fantastic author/illustrator/cartoonist Ursula Murray Husted. We'll be discussing her recommendation for the show LULU AND THE FLYING BABIES. Hold onto your butts.
This appears to be our first Raschka title, which is funny considering how many Caldecott Honors and Awards he's garnered over the years. Listen in if you want to hear the correct pronunciation of the title of Yo! Yes?, the choices made with the typography, and some truly awful bird calls.
How well is this Caldecott Honor title remembered today? We take a look at a classic Myers & Myers work, considering its legacy and occasional fashion choice.
How have we never done a Mercer Mayer book on the podcast before? We right a great wrong and go off on some fairly oblique tangents too.
Today we talk typography, readalouds, and more. We also figure out which of the elements in the trash listed here should be composted and engage in a VERY long discussion of what a yam would look like if it had been hanging around for a year.