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Who Was Beatrix Potter? by Ellen Handler Spitz


Today I am pleased to introduce to you Ms. Ellen Handler Spitz.  Author of Inside Picture Books (Yale University Press, 1999), Ms. Spitz currently holds the Honors College Professorship of Visual Arts at University of Maryland.  She is, as you can see, a smart cookie.  She is also a Beatrix Potter fan.  Indeed, amongst her […]

Top 100 Picture Books #19: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter


#19 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1902) 69 points Potter never wrote down to children. The size is perfect for little ones to hold and pour over the detailed illustrations. – Natalie Forever classic. – Rose Marie Moore Introducing the oldest book to appear on the Top 100 picture book list.  I’m […]

Fusenews: Love to eat them mousies. Mousies what I love to eat.


I feel like the White Rabbit here.  No time, no time!  We’ll have to do this round-up of Fusenews in a quick quick fashion then.  Forgive the brevity!  It may be the soul of wit but it is really not my preferred strength.  In brief, then! First, I want this book to exist: Dean Trippe, […]

Fusenews: I mean, a fear of tent worms isn’t all THAT ridiculous, right?


I am indebted to Jenny Schwartzberg for bringing to my attention the fact that the BBC’s extensive archives are offering up recordings of some of the great British Novelists of the past.  These are both television and radio programs and they are intoxicating.  You can hear the very voice of Virginia Woolf herself.  And on […]