Scientific American, a magazine I really like, has posted their list of favorite picture books of the year, and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS is one of their picks. Any claims to scientific merit in the book is dubious, but as I say, I really like the magazine...
The Scripps Howard News' end of year list includes both GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS and THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!?.
The San Francisco Chronicle mentions the upcoming DON'T LET THE COMEDIANS DO STORY TIME! show in their rundown of the SF Sketchfest. As of this posting, tickets are running out, so if you want to go, get 'em now.
Speaking of shows, if you're in Chicago these are the last few weeks to see the Emerald City Theater's production of KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL.
Finally, for the grown ups: on a sad and confusing note, here is a list in the NYTimes of 25 things first graders do. Obviously, this is story is a result to the recent gun powered slaughter of first graders in Newton. Number 10 on their list states that first grade boys skip when their happy. Well, we should all skip when we're happy. Personally, I am very much looking forward to a day where I find myself skipping again.
That day seems a long way off.
Hug your kids, then draw with them.