What I’m Doing at Kirkus Today

h1 December 28th, 2012 by jules

You all know how I like to do 7-Imp year-end recaps (here was last year’s), on account of being a ginormous nerd? I’m working on 2012’s now. I enjoy doing them.

In the meantime, though, I took a break to write, over at my Kirkus column, about two juicy-good early 2013 picture book titles:

That link is here this morning, if you’re so inclined to read it.

[Note: I just discovered that it’s best to read those columns using Internet Explorer — that, if you use Google Chrome, as I tend to do, some text gets cut off. Just noting this for any readers.]

Until later …

3 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus Today”

  1. Gaiman and Rex is an intriguing combination.

    Open This Little Book sounds like a lot of fun, too. Do you think with the die cuts and all it will hold up in libraries?

  2. That’s a very good question. The binding—and here is where I’ll sound stupid, ’cause I know nothing about this stuff—looks very fragile, as if the little books inside the little books were hand-woven in there. It might be tough for a library keeper, but it’s definitely worth it, if you can make it work. It might even work, hmm, as a story-time read, if you have a small group and want to share something special with them. I can see kids gathering close to the librarian and taking a look together at the little books inside. It’d have to be a small group, but it’s a thought.

  3. Also, I wouldn’t describe the inside as “die cuts,” but that’s how it is on the copyright page, as I noted.

    It’s really little books nested within little books (but books that are about one double page spread long).

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