January 6, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Kate and I had just finished recording our episode on Knuffle Bunny Too. Mind you, Kate has never been the biggest Mo Willems fan out there. She wasn't particularly enamored of Knuffle Bunny the first. How would the second fare?
July 3, 2019 by Betsy Bird
The time has come, dear readers, to update the Complete Listing of All Public Children's Literature Statues in the United States once again. If you happen to know of an obscure one that I could be missing, lay it on me and I'll add it to the upcoming updated post.
December 25, 2018 by Betsy Bird
So I know you're all wondering what elements Kate chose to focus on with this book. Would she like it more than Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus? Less? Well, I'll sum it up for you. We discuss at length the proper way to wash a pure white bra, the genetic dominance of a character's eyes (or lack thereof), and the proper way to pick up a sack of screaming, flailing meat when it is your child.
January 21, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Hi-ho, folks. As the Newbery draws nigh thoughts of winners and legitimacy surface. Consider the case of Cece Bell’s El Deafo, a graphic novel that is also a great joy. Does it have a chance? Monica Edinger at educating alice makes a strong case in its favor. Another debate was held over at Heavy Medal […]
June 19, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#7 Knuffle Bunny, A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems (2004) 129 points These perfect pictures of New York City complement the family tale of Daddy who is wrong, wrong, wrong, and Trixie, who is totally right, but can’t yet say words to tell him. Heartwarming and hilarious. – Diantha McBride And this is the book […]
March 13, 2011 by Betsy Bird
It begins! The thing with the books and the thing with the thing. Which, if you wish me to be slightly more coherent, roughly translates to, “It begins! The Battle of the Kids’ Books wherein great authors go through great books to decide which ones they like the best!” This little video is kicking everything […]
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