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Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, ill. Crockett Johnson

I’ve been avoiding today’s book, not because it isn’t famous enough, but because it’s on the simple side. 101 words simple, in fact. Needless to say, we get a little silly in the course of things.

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

One of the rare instances where the laptop stopped recording us right before the end of our podcast. The important thing is that we were able to fully discuss the book. The sad thing is that we lost our Letters and our Grown-Up Things We Like. Ah well. Next week then. This particular week we […]

Fusenews: Knowing your funny from your droll

With Comic Con NYC later this week, publisher previews on the rise, and various work-related meetings, talks, and speeches I’m just the teeniest tiniest bit busy this week.  But no matter!  It is you, dear readers, that give me what for and how to.  For you I would forgo all the sleep in the world.  […]

Children’s Literary Salon: Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss

I am serious as death when I state that if you see no other Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL, see this one: The Children’s Literary Salon is pleased to announce our next event this Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m. Children’s Literary Salon Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged […]

Fusenews: Just your average everyday “New York Public Library girl materials dilettante”

Okay!  So I’m a little out of practice when it comes to these news items and looking at some of the stuff I’ve accumulated in the last month, a good swath of it is out of date.  Here’s what I have that’s current then. Not long ago the good people at the Women’s National Book […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #16: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

#16 Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (1955) 73 points It’s like the best kind of dream! It’s surreal and meta and mindbending! And also funny! I found it haunting when I was a kid, reality being created as you go; now that surrealism is one of my favorite things about it. I […]

Top 100 Picture Books #100: The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Crockett Johnson

#100 The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Crockett Johnson (1945) (20 points) Check your jaw at the door as I inform you that this book did not even crack the Top 100 the last time I conducted a picture book poll.  Consider a great wrong finally righted then.  Seen as everything from a […]

It’s Only a Matter of Time: Licensed Properties That Haven’t Made the Leap to Film

I can’t pinpoint what it was that made me think of this.  In this day and age with children’s picture book characters appearing as television and movie characters every other minute, to say nothing of the new deals being made with the names of classics we all grew up with, it’s a lot easier to […]

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, […]