September 6, 2019 by Betsy Bird
I don’t know what it took to make Mr. Nogginbody come into the world, but whatever confluence of the planets allowed this madcap exercise in increasing hijinks to happen, I say let’s have more of it! In a sea of picture books that remain unmemorable five minutes after you’ve read them, Mr. Nogginbody hits the nail on the head. Hard.
April 8, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Kate set me up with a challenge. We've been deeming too many books as "classics" later. What book could I produce that would engender more of a debate? Well, after all these episodes (82!) I think I've figured out Kate's least loved genre. It involves childlike art. It involves kids who aren't entirely saintly. Really, it was just a matter of time before we got to this one.
April 27, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Hokey dokey. Too much stuff here to cover very well, but try we shall. Hold on to your hats, folks! It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. First off, you know how I was talking the other day about constructing the ideal educator website of children’s literature resources? Well, this might have to be one […]
May 18, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#88 No, David! by David Shannon (1998) 23 points One of my favorite “naughty boy” books! – Margo Tanenbaum It was #32 last time and has sunk to #88. How to account for the drop? Well, he could have split his own vote, you know. With sequels David Goes to School and David Gets in […]
May 16, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#98 Duck On a Bike by David Shannon (2002) 20 points I can read this one over and over at storytime. Kids love it. – Angela Reynolds I confess that I’ve read this book in storytimes so many times that I pretty much have it memorized. So basically, if anyone wants me to do an […]
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