May 8, 2023 by Betsy Bird
We return to a book by Ezra Jack Keats, and dive into this rainy day tale of apartment hallways and remarkably muted colors.
April 25, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Can you believe that only now is there a complete biography of Ezra Jack Keats? I talk with its author Virginia McGee Butler about the fun of delving deep into the life of this beloved book creator.
May 31, 2014 by Betsy Bird
Honestly, I don’t quite know why I even bother doing Fusenews posts on Saturdays. As you might suspect, my readership dips considerably when the weekends hit, but an old Fusenews post is like a week old fish. Time does it no favors. As such, I shall cut through my seething envy of everyone at BookExpo […]
June 21, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#5 The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (1962) 166 points The first book I would run to on my trips to the library. Just wonderful. – Hotspur Closser What is it like to be a small child in the snow? Ezra Jack Keats gave us the answer with this timeless story of Peter’s gentle […]
November 21, 2011 by Betsy Bird
I can’t pinpoint what it was that made me think of this. In this day and age with children’s picture book characters appearing as television and movie characters every other minute, to say nothing of the new deals being made with the names of classics we all grew up with, it’s a lot easier to […]
September 20, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Ruh-roh. I’ve been having too much fun earning a living to leave enough time for blogging. Time yet again for a super quickie point-by-point-without-the-details Fusenews! Hold onto your hats . . . Who are the artists overlooked by the Caldecott? Elizabeth Bluemle has the scoop. An East Harlem bookstore needs your help! Thanks to Heather […]
August 5, 2011 by Betsy Bird
THE SNOWY DAY AND THE ART OF EZRA JACK KEATS Opens at The Jewish Museum September 9th First Major U.S. Exhibition Pays Tribute to Award-Winning Author and Illustrator Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary of “The Snowy Day” Which Paved the Way for Multiracial Representation in American Children’s Literature New York, NY – The Snowy Day and […]
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