January 9, 2024 by Betsy Bird
I could have picked any picture book to kick off my reviewing in 2024. I have selected this one. For me, this is everything I hope and fear for this year.
September 12, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"You do not want to mess with a pig". We return to Olivia today and a book in which she dresses like Moira Rose, drugs the occasional elephant, and pulls on a pair of pants when appropriate.
November 5, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Since Kate had such strong feelings about Madeline and Eloise, I figured that we had to go with what I consider to be the third in the triumvirate of . . . let’s call ’em strong-minded ladies. If ever you’ve wanted to know the difference between miniature pigs, pot-bellied pigs, and razorback pigs, boy, have […]
May 25, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#54 Olivia by Ian Falconer (2000) 33 points When I first read this book, I thought “Caldecott” Alas, it was an honor book, which is nothing to sneeze at. I can picture Olivia and Lilly (Kevin Henkes) being buddies. I think we all know a little girl like Olivia. – DeAnn Okamura Such personality in […]
December 8, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Actually, that little icon here is a touch misleading, but I took it since it talks about our first news item of the day. This l’il here ole blog got itself nominated for an Edublog Award, which is mighty nice. SLJ wrote an article about me and my fellow nominees, Joyce Valenza’s NeverEndingSearch, Karyn Silverman […]
September 8, 2011 by Betsy Bird
At the end of July I created a post on New Yorker cover artists who also did picture books for children. Well, I showed just a scant hint of some of the covers I have in my possession, and now seems like a good time to bring some others out for one and all to […]
July 28, 2011 by Betsy Bird
My husband Matt pairs well with me for a number of reasons. Amongst them is our mutual inclination to collect things we love. As such, Matt has systematically been holding onto all his issues of The New Yorker ever since he got his subscription in college. Over the years these issues have piled up piled […]
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