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New Fuse 8 n’ Kate Episode: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Oh. We’re churning them out now. We’ve got a rhythm. We’ve got a beat. And now we’re going to start rip-roaring through our books.  This week’s podcast episode (found here or on iTunes under “Kate n’ Fuse 8”) was a good one too. I decided to finally crack one of the Top Ten books that […]

Video Sunday: But he was STILL hungry

Well, had this post just about wrapped up when the whole computer crashed on me.  Viva la internet!  Let’s see if I can recover what I lost. First off, the best thing in the world.  Best.  The world.  Ever. He is, for the record, on Twitter now.  I’m a bit reluctant to tell you […]

Fusenews: “. . . his hunger was a writhing and a hissing thing”

Happy President’s Day! We’ve a lot of worthy links today but I’m going to begin with one that was sent to me by Dan Berenberg and that I’ve been enjoying ever since.  Beginning with a caveat, Dan wrote to me and said, “You’ve probably been sent this by a ton of people already, but this […]

Fusenews: Boom!

It’s always the filler.  I have this little file where I jot down ideas for posts on days when my brain is mush, and most recently I jotted down the old “casual diversity” question a friend asked me once.  Figured it would make for a good quickie blog post and then I’d be on my […]

The 2013 Newbery/Caldecott Banquet: What to Wear?

As some of you may have heard, the Caldecott turns 75 this year.  This begs the all important question on everyone’s lips: What are you wearing to the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet this year?  And don’t tell me you’re not going.  If you’re in Chicago on Sunday, June 30th then you should attend.  Even if you don’t […]

Top 100 Picture Books #2: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

#2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1979) 258 points One of the very few pictures books that is just perfect – language appropriate, interactive, a great story, a counting exercise and a science lesson all rolled together. – Pat Vasilik Carle is a genius, pure and simple. Is there a 5 year old […]