August 29, 2019 by Betsy Bird
By my thinking you can never have enough nonsense taking up residence in a human brain. Calef Brown's latest just proves it.
August 7, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems About Just About Everything By Calef Brown Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt (an imprint of Macmillan) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9928-7 For ages 9-12 Why do I do this to myself? Let me tell you something about how I review. Board books? Pshaw. I can take one and write a nine-paragraph review parsing […]
October 31, 2010 by Betsy Bird
You could be forgiven for thinking you could get through the day without seeing a Dickensian interpretation of Thriller. Some folks are Harry Potter fans. Others love Oz. It is the Dickens fan that is the most interesting to me sometimes, though. My friend Marci informed me that when Michael Jackson died there were a […]
October 15, 2010 by Betsy Bird
Lazy, Betsy. Truth be told I’d love to laze about allowing my serving boys to feed me peeled grapes as I recline on a divan composed entirely of rejected F&Gs. Instead, I’m going to do a very small Halloween round-up post. This is unusual. I know that real review journals like Kirkus like to round-up […]
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