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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Fusenews: To lose one author may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose dozens looks like carelessness.

At this point you just have to start throwing your hands up in the air.  Then you have to start eyeing some of the older children’s authors and illustrators who are still around with great trepidation.  We’ve been host to a SLEW of deaths already this year, but August is making May look like it […]

Fusenews: In which I get to use the term “mankiest”

Daylight Saving (not “Savings” I just learned) has arrived and you know what that means?  It means babies have a terrible sense of telling time.  Just awful.  And that, in turn, means I’d better crank out a lickety-split Fusenews before I hear the telltale sound of little eyelids opening. First up, The New York Times […]

Children’s Literary Toys: Max by Maira Kalman

A package arrived in the mail for the small Bird the other day.  Though she has no hand-eye coordination and questionable social skills, Baby Bird occasionally gets a toy worth noting.  I’ve done one post before on the array of children’s literary toys that are out there that I have seen.  Here is another for […]

Children’s Literary Toys: Yottoy and Beyond

The advantage to having a new baby is that you find yourself introduced to whole worlds tangentially related to children’s literature that you might have missed prior to giving birth to live young.  For example, I’m not one of those women who owns a lot of toys.  Toys are great.  I am pro-toy.  However, before […]