100 Scope Notes
September 2, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Today I'd like to highlight two art mysteries that have direct ties to children's books. One concerns a painting that vanished. The other, a painting that appeared in the oddest of places.
April 30, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Many of us know that Kay Thompson based the character of Eloise on a stage persona she'd once performed in nightclubs. But were you aware of Fanny Brice's similar character from decades before Eloise's appearance? I examine the relationship between these two "little girls".
June 4, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s very special episode time! Very special for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kate took five hours to edit this episode down from two and a half hours to a svelte, sleek 47:41. It was also special because we had two guests from fellow podcast Go Your Own […]
March 17, 2017 by Betsy Bird
I’m quick and slick and blogging like a . . . like a . . . like a woman who can’t come up with a third rhyme! Doggone it . . . Look at this guy with this book doing his business like it ain’t no thing. You go, man, go! If you’ve […]
March 9, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Top of the morning to you, froggies! I had one heckuva weekend, I tell you. Actually it was just one heckuva Saturday. First there was the opening of the new Bank Street Bookstore location here in NYC. I was one of the local authors in attendance and, as you can see from this photograph taken […]
February 8, 2015 by Betsy Bird
When actress Lena Dunham started talking in the news about how she wanted to turn Catherine Called Birdy into a film, I was intrigued. And apparently she’s not a fly-by-night children’s book lover either. All her tattoos are children’s literature inspired. Hearing this I figured she’d have the usual suspects. Eloise, sure. And she does […]
May 21, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#76 Eloise by Kay Thompson (1955) 26 points Oh my! This I did not expect. What can we extrapolate from a book that previously held the coveted #37 slot on our last Picture Book Poll, falling incredibly to a lowly #76? It’s particularly strange when you consider the sheer plethora of Eloise marketing going on […]
100 Scope Notes
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