Good Comics for Kids
March 6, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A classic or completely and utterly outdated? We explain why this tale of barium, sad little Betsys, and flashbacks to the movie Nope populate this book.
November 15, 2021 by Betsy Bird
More questions are raised than answered in this latest episode of Fuse 8 n' Kate and that's okay. We return to the world of Curious George with all its peculiarities.
February 12, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Take two! About two weeks ago Kate and I recorded this killer episode where we discussed the classic status (or lack thereof) of Curious George. Naturally, the computer ate the whole dang thing. So we’re doing something a little different this week. Kate’s already read the book so we’re changing things up a little. We […]
July 9, 2017 by Betsy Bird
I just love the Evanston Public Library crew. Our librarians are uniquely talented souls. For example, each year they produce a new stop animation summer reading video. This year they got a bit ambitious and upped their game to a stop animation Rube Goldberg summer reading video. In other news, I thought this next video […]
August 28, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Good morning! We’ve not done a Video Sunday here on Fuse8 in a while, so let’s start with the ritualized boiling of the blood. Which is to say, can picture books be written in an hour? No. But Slate decided to go on and and prove as much. The results: More interesting, in a way, […]
July 27, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Documentary Following Curious George Creators Hans A. & Margret Rey Announced – Ema Ryan Yamazaki Directorial Debut New York City, NY – July 26, 2016 – In celebration of the world’s most beloved monkey, who turns seventy-five years old this year, filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki announces the first ever mixed-media documentary about Curious George. Monkey […]
May 29, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#41 Curious George by H.A. Rey (1941) 40 points Originally published in 1941, It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of Curious George that this title, and its multitude of subsequent books are still widely circulated, and familiar to young readers. I can see why. Kids can relate to George’s innocently mischievous behavior and his […]
February 23, 2012 by Betsy Bird
“I just finished a poem where St. Francis and St. Clare double-date with Thoreau and Evita and it just makes me very happy.” My mother was the winner of the 2011 Prairie Schooner Book Prize because she is as good as it gets. No brag. Just fact. Prairie Schooner recently interviewed her as well and […]
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