100 Scope Notes
June 23, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"Maybe the difference is that in this book, love has unintended consequences." On this, the 10-year-anniversary of Dragons Love Tacos I talk with the creators on what makes it such a success.
October 20, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Everything you want to know (and more!) about chickens and prognostication. Two picture book legends join together to give us one of the silliest new books on record.
April 18, 2019 by Betsy Bird
"Picture books are especially great in that way because they can be as funny for a toddler as they are for an older sister and the parents and the grandparents, too. If the whole family can share a good laugh, that's pretty life affirming, no matter what’s going on in the news that day." We talk with Adam Rubin about his latest book and why humor is key.
October 2, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Good morning, my fine and frisky young denizens of this sphere upon which we make our homes. I’m particularly chipper today as I’ve just returned from a lovely trip to Boston where I attended the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and managed NOT to lose my glasses in the process. More on that tomorrow, but today […]
September 24, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Robo-Sauce By Adam Rubin Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri Dial (an imprint of Penguin Books) $18.99 ISBN: 978-0525428879 Ages 4-6 On shelves October 20th. When I whip out the old we’re-living-in-a-golden-age-of-picture-book-creation argument with colleagues and friends, they humor what I’m sure they consider to be my hyperbole. Suuuuuure we are, Betsy. Not prone to exaggeration or […]
100 Scope Notes
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