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Review of the Day: Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer by David Shannon

I don’t know what it took to make Mr. Nogginbody come into the world, but whatever confluence of the planets allowed this madcap exercise in increasing hijinks to happen, I say let’s have more of it! In a sea of picture books that remain unmemorable five minutes after you’ve read them, Mr. Nogginbody hits the nail on the head. Hard.

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: No, David! by David Shannon

Kate set me up with a challenge. We’ve been deeming too many books as “classics” later. What book could I produce that would engender more of a debate? Well, after all these episodes (82!) I think I’ve figured out Kate’s least loved genre. It involves childlike art. It involves kids who aren’t entirely saintly. Really, it was just a matter of time before we got to this one.

Fusenews: I wouldn’t waste my time riding a bike

Hokey dokey.  Too much stuff here to cover very well, but try we shall.  Hold on to your hats, folks!  It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.   First off, you know how I was talking the other day about constructing the ideal educator website of children’s literature resources?  Well, this might have to be one […]

Top 100 Picture Books #88: No, David! by David Shannon

#88 No, David! by David Shannon (1998) 23 points One of my favorite “naughty boy” books! – Margo Tanenbaum It was #32 last time and has sunk to #88.  How to account for the drop?  Well, he could have split his own vote, you know.  With sequels David Goes to School and David Gets in […]

Top 100 Picture Books #98: Duck On a Bike by David Shannon

#98 Duck On a Bike by David Shannon (2002) 20 points I can read this one over and over at storytime. Kids love it. – Angela Reynolds I confess that I’ve read this book in storytimes so many times that I pretty much have it memorized.  So basically, if anyone wants me to do an […]