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Fusenews: We Would Have Also Accepted “Fast Food Fairies”

DarkFantastic

I know we Americans don’t talk a lot about the translation of children’s literature for a variety of reasons. Even so, I had hoped it would be bigger news when translator Anthea Bell died recently. Though she did not work exclusively with children’s books, she was probably personally responsible for one of the most successful […]

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky

Rumpelstiltskin

Mother’s Day isn’t exactly around the corner, but this episode is basically our present to our mom. She’s been bugging us to do this particular book for ages. Certainly that Caldecott Honor in the corner of the cover gives it the necessary picture book classics cred. Rumpelstiltskin is, indeed, one of my favorites. As you […]

World Premiere: Z Is for Moose – The Madness, the Method, the Trailer

ZIsForMoose

Ladies and gentlemen it is my supreme pleasure to show you today a little somethin’ somethin’ you’ve not seen the likes of before.  A star studded cast.  A deeply amusing book.  A video that is enjoying its world premiere here on A Fuse #8 Production today.  So sit back, pop some popcorn, and enjoy the […]

Review of the Day: Toys Come Home by Emily Jenkins

ToysComeHome

Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic By Emily Jenkins Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky Schwartz & Wade $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-86200-7 Ages 5-10 On shelves now I’m feeling tetchy. Let’s set out some rules when it comes to prequels of children’s books […]

Fusenews: Polar bear, polar bear, what do you see?

HarrisBurdick

Howdy, folks.  I’m starting off today with a little podcast-related item.  Back in the day I tried podcasting for sport.  It was fun (I had my own intro music and everything) but after a while it became clear that podcasting is a labor of love best left to the professionals with their prodigious editing skills, […]

Review of the Day: Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs

SwampAngel

Dust Devil By Anne Isaacs Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky Schwartz & Wade (an imprint of Random House) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-86722-4 Ages 5-10 On shelves September 14, 2010 If Pippi Longstocking is a redhead known for her casual legwear, Angelica Longrider (or just “Angel” for short) would have to be considered her blatantly barefoot ginger-headed […]

Fusenews: Of Facts and Factotums

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A night ago I had a dream that I was at the 826NYC Bingo Night and I forgot to take pictures or blog the event.  The shame of it all!  Boy, you know I won’t make that mistake this Saturday.  And SPEAKING of this Saturday, are you guys aware that you rock, and rock hard?  […]