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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

The Children’s Book Council 2011 Awards . . .

. . . are never complete until a bestselling picture book author appears in drag as Snookie.

10 points if you can correctly identify “her” (no fair if you were at the gala last night).

Big time thanks to @RoccoA for the image!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Jon Scieszka?

  2. I was going to guess Scieszka, too. I think the big question is, what *other* bestselling picture book author would do something so zany — not to mention pull it off so successfully?

  3. Rosemary Brosnan says:

    That has to be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!

  4. Colleen says:

    I wasn’t entirely sure based on the picture, but I also guessed Scieszka based on Lisa’s logic.

  5. nice guns.

  6. Who else but Jon Scieszka would do this!? Lovely spray tan, Jon–it matches the orange juice I snorted out my nose when I saw this. Thanks for sharing–I needed a great laugh.