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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!

Click here.


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.

With joy,


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?)!

Great strip!

Take care,


“The book, despite its humble and ancient beginnings, is still the mostbook
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!


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). 😉


I think because I live and work in a place like the San Luis Valley where librarianeveryone is a little different, I don’t get too many run-in’s with the “shushy stuffy librarian” stereotype. (Or maybe it’s because I’m always cutting, perming, growing out, coloring my hair. Kinda confusing to the kids, actually, but they catch on pretty quickly. And they always ask if they’re not sure. :-))

But if you have a stereotypical picture of a librarian, lose it here by reading Cat & Girl. (I loooove the talking radio!).


In commemoration of the moon landing, here’s an oldie from Bloom County.

See for yourself: Adam@Home.

Do your kids have any idea why this is funny? My kids love talking about “old stuff” from when “I was a kid.”

Remember, conversation is good! It builds connections with your kids and as an added bonus:  It builds vocabulary and other language skills.



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