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Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier, ill. Sheldon Cohen, translated by Sheila Fischman
We dive deep into Canada's most beloved picture book. In other words, an extended allegory of the relationship and tensions that exist between francophones and anglophones. Fun!
With the recent death of Floyd Cooper, we consider the "classic" status of one of his best. Added Bonus: Nikki Grimes!
We try another Audrey & Don Wood title above and beyond King Bidgood's In the Bathtub. It's a cumulative tale that has continued to remain in print for the last 37 years.
Having already covered the recently departed legend Eric Carle, we figure it only makes sense (and is fair) to mention the other recently departed legend, Lois Ehlert with this delicious entry.
Cool off from these hot summer days with this cool nighttime excursion. Kate and I make weird owl noises and debate why we don't eat them for food (amongst other things).
A simple case of cultural appropriation or something a bit more complicated? There are all kinds of twists and turns in our discussion of Pete Seeger's ABIYOYO, and it doesn't always go in the direction you'd expect.
We're back! And just in time to honor Eric Carle with a brand new book. What better one to do than the one that's been banned several times around the country? We talk nudity, sassy suns (or lack thereof), and Kate selects a new potential tattoo. Listen in!
With Kate's nuptials on the horizon, we select a book today that's not only on topic, it's also a German import. Can it be used as a guide for her special day? We're willing to find out.
"I am perfectly willing to believe that this is a stupidflock." Kate challenges me to find her a new celebrity picture book. So Harvey Fierstein it is.
Kate and I discuss the many problematic elements of Paul Goble's 1979 Caldecott Award winner at length.