September 23, 2019 by Betsy Bird
I've been avoiding today's book, not because it isn't famous enough, but because it's on the simple side. 101 words simple, in fact. Needless to say, we get a little silly in the course of things.
June 17, 2019 by Betsy Bird
"This is like Schrödinger's 's Cat. The hole both is and is not there when the digging takes place." Kate and I discuss that old Ruth Krauss chestnut and figure out if it has any pertinence for the 21st century child.
October 7, 2014 by Betsy Bird
With Comic Con NYC later this week, publisher previews on the rise, and various work-related meetings, talks, and speeches I’m just the teeniest tiniest bit busy this week. But no matter! It is you, dear readers, that give me what for and how to. For you I would forgo all the sleep in the world. […]
October 24, 2012 by Betsy Bird
I am serious as death when I state that if you see no other Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL, see this one: The Children’s Literary Salon is pleased to announce our next event this Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m. Children’s Literary Salon Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged […]
July 5, 2012 by Betsy Bird
Okay! So I’m a little out of practice when it comes to these news items and looking at some of the stuff I’ve accumulated in the last month, a good swath of it is out of date. Here’s what I have that’s current then. Not long ago the good people at the Women’s National Book […]
May 16, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#100 The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Crockett Johnson (1945) (20 points) Check your jaw at the door as I inform you that this book did not even crack the Top 100 the last time I conducted a picture book poll. Consider a great wrong finally righted then. Seen as everything from a […]
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