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Top 100 Picture Books #63: The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

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#63 The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (1961) 30 points This book is a perfect sampler of Dr. Seuss stories. The title story and “The Zax” provide some of his powerful and beautifully simple fables. They’re quirky, they’re strange, they roll off the tongue, and they leave you with one simple message that […]

Video Sunday: April Fool’s Day Edition

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And by “edition” I mean that my April Fool’s joke of the day is that I’m not doing anything that has even the slightest connection to April Fool’s Day.  Surprise!  Don’t worry.  You’ll see plenty of stuff around the web to fool you ah-plenty.  Remember the day. Now sit back for a treat. Bloody ‘ell.  […]

Fusenews: “whimsically apocalyptic”

As I’m sure many of you heard Jan Berenstain, half of The Berenstain Bears, passed away recently. The Gothamist called us up at NYPL and wondered if we had any Berenstain goodies in our collection. We don’t but we knew who did. You can read their obit here. The SLJ obit is also well worth […]

Re-Seussification Project: The Results

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It was kind of a kooky idea, I admit it.  I’ve seen plenty of sites where artists will reinterpret someone like Maurice Sendak in their own styles.  What I wanted was something a little different.  I wanted to see what would happen if great children’s book illustrators illustrated one another.  If a Lobel illustrated a […]

A Call for Submissions: Re-Seussify Seuss

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How does an artist learn to find their own style?  By copying the masters, of course.  Could the same be true of children’s illustrators?  Haven’t a clue.  But it gave me a crazy notion the other day that I’m hankering to try out. During the release of the Where the Wild Things Are movie a […]

Fusenews: She could be Fuse #8.1

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Okey-doke. So today we begin with an addendum.  I believe that it was not long ago that with the announcement of the new Printz Award blog Someday My Printz Will Come I mentioned its existence without acknowledging that there may have been another and previously existing Printz Award blog out there.  Well slap my sides […]

Video Sunday: Giant monsters and tiny ladies

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Thanks to @doseofsnark for the link. Ah, Banned Books Week.  It only comes but once a year (as opposed to banning books which appears to be a year long occupation).  For the one stop shopping round-up everyone needs, bookshelves of doom has compiled just a top notch collection of links for the occasion.  One of […]

Fusenews: Horton hears too much. He must be dealt with.

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As you may have heard, last week author William Sleator passed away.  I met him once during the Midwinter ALA Conference in Philadelphia.  He was part of an Abrams brunch in which librarians munched on food and spoke to various authors.  I was pleased to get Mr. Sleator’s autograph on a book for a friend […]

Fusenews: Quoth the kitten “Get some more”.

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I guess that there’s a mild irony to the fact that while I’ll write up anyone’s literary event if I’m able to attend, if I help to throw the darn things myself then suddenly I clam up. For example, with the possible exception of the blogger panel I had two years ago, I don’t think […]

Fusenews: Time to class the joint up

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Nice movie poster, right?  Wouldn’t look too shabby in your local cineplex.  Well, don’t get too excited quite yet.  It seems that Sean Astin (a.k.a. Sam from the Lord of the Rings trilogy) is raising money to start production on this film, to be shot in Denmark.  Lowry reports on the process, though she is […]

Fusenews: Putting the haha in the brou

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Well, far be it from me to begin with a Facebook link when I know full well that some of you don’t have Facebook accounts and still others can’t view Facebook links while you’re at work (schools in particular come to mind).  But this is just so kinda cool that I can hardly resist.  If […]

Video Sunday: Beaucoup d’Imagination

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She’ll have a book contract within a week.  This was undoubtedly the most popular video of the past week, making the rounds amongst folks who (A) like cute French kids (B) like Winnie-the-Pooh and (C) are aware that Pooh books are strikingly lacking in “singes”.  Many thanks to BoingBoing for the link. But really, this […]

Fusenews: So far, no snow here

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It’s always fun to see what other folks say about our specialty.  I gave great cheers today when Matt informed me that Greg Hatcher had yet another post up about his trips through various thrift stores in search of treasure over at Comics Should Be Good.  In this latest installment he finds a rare Meindert […]

Fusenews: If it has Jeffrey Tambor in it, it’s gotta be good!

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Boy, I picked the wrong week to go about putting off my regular Fusenews.  What we’ve got here is a veritable fusey newsy pile-up.  I shall endeavor to separate the wheat from the chaff, but no guarantees it’ll actually work.  Let us see what all I’m able to pack in for today then: Lucky ducks! […]