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New Fuse 8 n’ Kate Episode: Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman


Sometimes in the course of running through the classics Kate and I are in danger of looking at books for kids with too clinical an eye. For example, I might easily forget that Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman is, at its core, a very sad little book. Fortunately Kate’s there to remind me, […]

Fusenews: The P.D. Eastman Influence


Hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving yesterday!  I had family in town, including my niece and brother-in-law.  Steve, the bro-in-law in question, has a kind of genius for synthesizing down P.D. Eastman books to their most essential lessons.  He’s always objected to Are You My Mother? on the basis that this baby bird is […]

Top 100 Picture Books #28: Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman


#28 Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman (1961) 56 points My just-turned 6-year old read this to me in it’s entirety last week! First book ever she read all the way through. What a terrific book! – Angela Gillette This one is a masterpiece of humor, wordplay, and just plain words. But mostly it’s a […]

Top 100 Picture Books #45: Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman


#45 Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman (1960) 39 points I am such a big fan of the truly excellent easy reader. This is another one that blows you away with its perfect simplicity. – Amy M. Weir This has everything. Different animals. A car, a plane. And all the drama and emotion of […]