Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Oh Underneath, people have such nice things to say about you, and yet, I can't seem to finish you! On first attempt I only lasted a few pages, but months later, after all the buzz from Mock Newbery contests, I made a second attempt. I HAD to quit halfway through because you were so dark and depressing and you bored me to tears!
Oh yes, just as everyone says, your language is beautiful and lyrical, but you are about abused animals and a mean man without even an ounce of good in him. I just could not take anymore.
And thus we must part ways. It's not you, it's me. I mean, you are beloved by many; do I have bad taste?
Dear readers, have there been any books beloved by many that you just can't stand? Please tell me I'm not the only one!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Jarrett Krosoczka, the author/illustrator of awesome books like Punk Farm, recently put together a video for a SCBWI presentation in NY. If you love children's literature, you HAVE to watch it because you're sure to see a couple of your favorite author/illustrtors costarring and it will make you laugh.
You can watch other funny videos by Jarrett here.
Yep, now you pretty much want to be Jarrett's best friend too, don't you?