What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Chris Van Dusen

h1 March 14th, 2014 by jules


“It was a pretty good plan. And so those eight great minds rolled up their sleeves,
and they yanked and they tugged.”

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This morning over at Kirkus, I have a bit of a Shel Silverstein appreciation. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Mac Barnett’s newest picture book, President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath (Candlewick, March 2014), illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. As a follow-up today, I have two spreads.


“‘Blast butter!’ said Taft. ‘As soon as I’m out, I’ll just need a bath.”
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Until Sunday …

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PRESIDENT TAFT IS STUCK IN THE BATH. Text copyright © 2014 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Chris Van Dusen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Chris Van Dusen”

  1. […] about nonfiction picture books and why they often seem to fall flat. Mac was at the time working on President Taft is Stuck in the Bath, and I told him my con-artist idea from back in grad school. He told me I had to make it. I said, […]


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