February 23, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Silly antics abound in this picture book, set in Iran. I interview the book's creators to talk about the fun and whimsy in Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar.
December 6, 2022 by Betsy Bird
You may not agree with all the choices here today, but I think it's fair to say that you're likely to find at least a couple books that cause kids to guffaw outright.
July 7, 2022 by Betsy Bird
There is a place in this world for good, meaningful picture books, and there is a place in this world for funny stuff. And this stuff? Some of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time.
March 17, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The problem with the world today is that we don't have enough picture books about spotlight-hungry bananas written by biostatisticians. And as luck would have it, such a book is coming out soon. I talk with its creators.
March 4, 2022 by Betsy Bird
An ideal book for a grandparent to read to their own offspring’s offspring. Especially if that kid can’t stand it when grown-ups get facts wrong. Here’s one fact that isn’t wrong: This book is delightful. A win of an import.
January 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today we consider a picture book that will convince you that while the state of the world may go up in flames shortly, at least the state of some contemporary and current picture books is just fine.
December 6, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Serious is easy. Making people laugh? That's a challenge that only a few take on. Let's reward the few then.
November 2, 2021 by Betsy Bird
"We actually got a note to tone down the teeth." Hijinks ensue when I interview my new favorite funny picture book creators. If you read one interview this year, read this one with Emma Hunsinger and Tillie Walden.
October 20, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Everything you want to know (and more!) about chickens and prognostication. Two picture book legends join together to give us one of the silliest new books on record.
September 2, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Folks, we live in an era of scam artists so if New in Town is just one of a million tiny answers to the question of how we create a new savvier generation, that’s good enough for me. An exceedingly clever, funny, eye-popping story about not falling for the words of silver tongued devils.
by Steven Engelfried
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Grace Enriquez
by Travis Jonker
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
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