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New Fuse 8 n’ Kate Episode: Lon Po Po by Ed Young

Am I surprising anyone when I tell you that our podcast episodes with the greatest number of listeners are the ones where we review bad or contentious books? Well if that’s your aim then time to bail out now. This week Kate has to grapple with the awesomeness that is Lon Po Po. Will she truly appreciate it or will she disregard it entirely? You could cut the tension with a knife. You can also download the entire episode on Soundcloud here and, of course, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Show Notes:

  • Pudding is not actually the 10th anniversary gift. But it should be.
  • This is where Kate couldn’t see the wolf in the first two-page spread:


  • This was the other hidden wolf picture:


  • Had the wolf frequented his local supermarket he might have gotten the delicacies another way:


  • Some light reading? Try your hand at Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale Book by Catherine Orenstein:


  • I don’t mention it in the podcast but if you’d like something to pair with Lon Po Po, this is probably a pretty cool tale to tell alongside it:


  • You know I’m desperate when I pull out my old copy of The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales Book by Bruno Bettelheim


  • Here’s Yeh-Shen by Ed Young, which Kate mentions:


  • The truly gorgeous Mighty Moby by Barbara DaCosta is illustrated by Ed Young. Find it. Read it. Love it.


  • The Berenstain Bears picture book The Harvest Festival and, as you can see, there’s a little light in the corner. If you know what it means you’re fine. If you don’t, you end up in Rebecca’s position.


  • The episode of Secrets of Story that mentions us can be found here. This is particularly recommended for fans of Dan Harmon as well.
  • The Walker Sculpture Garden. Here are some of Kate’s pics from the trip. Cool, right? You can see her here with our Human Brand Assistant, Drew.




  • A little information on The Good Place. I will say it again. This. Show. Is. A. Delight.
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.