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You may have already seen this–I hadn’t, though, and I think it is so clever. Thanks to Betsy Bird for posting it on Fuse #8.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar goes to dinner, click here.
Pretty good, huh?
Here’s a comic from One Big Happy that will especially make librarians smile!
This cartoon says it all. Click here.
And I am not saying this just because I’m a librarian. Research into early literacy supports this point.
So for part of the day, put them away.
I used to send Christmas cards, and I would spend hours picking out the perfect one each year. The costs and my handwriting got so out of hand, however, that I finally switched to the often maligned email Christmas letter.
This card by David Malki (who gives much joy to my life with his strip Wondermark) is sorely tempting me, though, to pick up the pen and plunk down the postage stamp cash just for the pleasure of providing a seasonally appropriate spiritual laugh to all my family and friends.
While I dither my decision, you take a look: Click here.
PS–Yes, you are not mistaken. My posts are a bit on the short and fluffy side right now. I’m behind from the holiday (somehow) and up to my ears with preparation deadlines either for the class I’m teaching in January or my family’s holiday celebrations. I do have some good stuff in line to blog about; just biding my time until I have time to do it justice. You please bide too! Thanks!
Mother Goose and Grimm comic really nails it in this strip! Ok, so I may be a little biased but it’s still true )
Click here to read.
What happens when Jason’s (from Foxtrot) Halloween costume collides with Twilight phenom?
A great laugh! Click here.
Have a fabulously fun and safe Halloween today!
This one made me laugh until I coughed (I’ve got the flu, remember?)!
“The book, despite its humble and ancient beginnings, is still the most
compact and efficient entertainment system available today. It requires no
batteries, no peripherals, no software, no upgrades. It is compact and can
easily fit in a pocket or handbag. It provides more entertainment, hour for
hour, than ten video games, fifty movies, or a thousand cellphone
ring-tones. It’s study and durable: Kept away from water, a book can last
centuries. Keeping a book with you is excellent insurance against those
empty moments on the bus, subway, in the waiting room or between activities.”
Charlene Swansen, Youth Services, Mancos Public Library District, CO
And I’ve posted this comic before but it goes along soooooo well that here it is again from Penny Arcade.
Go read a book!
It’s making the rounds through library land. It’s “The Library, The Library” song! Straight from Britain, but I warn you–the Beatles it’s not.
It’s catchy, the kids will probably love it, but it is one to get stuck in your head.
And the animation reminds me of one of my favorite books, Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh and illustrations by J. Otto Seibold.
I really can’t decide if I love it or hate it. Thanks (I think) to The Book Patrol for pointing this one out.
Rick Detorie has probably never had a training in early literacy skills.
But he’s nailed one of the six in today’s One Big Happy strip. (Won’t tell you which or I’ll spoil the punch line).
In commemoration of the moon landing, here’s an oldie from Bloom County.
The reference is to a children’s picture book, And Tango Makes Three, about two penguins who adopt an egg and raise the hatchling. It just happens that the two penguins are male.
It’s a true animal story, which I’m a sucker for. I don’t like it though because it anthropomorphizes the penguins, which is fine for fictional stories but not for non-fiction (imho).
That’s not why it’s so often banned. I’ll let you figure that one out.
Books are meant to be free!