To wish this blog a “Happy 2nd Birthday,” I’ve added a “Popular Posts” section – you’ll see a link, above.
CommemoratingÂ the blog’s first birthday, I posted a list of “Greatest Hits” from the first year. Â This year, I would instead like to offer a glimpse into the future. Â I have many more ideas for blog posts than I have time to write those posts. Â So,… here are a few I’d like to write in the blog’s third year.
- The Purple Crayon’s Legacy, Part II: Picture Books. Â I posted Part I well nearly two years ago. Â Part II is long overdue….
- Mix for the Biography of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss. Â In celebration ofÂ Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature (to be published Sept. 1st!).
- Fear of Flying. Â A post that will not include the word “zipless,” but will address how to manage anxiety at 18,000 feet.
- Gollies, Scriptive Things, and Childhood Play. Â Inspired by both Robin Bernstein’sÂ Racial Innocence and my own childhood, this post will serve as a rough draft of the introduction (or, really, part of the introduction) to a book I’m writing.
- Who Is the Dr. Seuss of Today? Â I often get asked this question. Â I have some answers.
- Barbara Lehman, master of the wordless picture book. Â IÂ love her work, and have been meaning to write about her since this blog began.
- The newspaper PM. Â I want to scan in and post an entire issue of this paper, which was published in New York from 1940 to 1948. (I have a few copies of it.) It’s a beautifully laid out, Popular Front newspaper that ran Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby and the political cartoons of Dr. Seuss. Â This project may sound unmanageable, but the paper was printed in tabloid format, and each issue wasn’t that long. Â (It’s not like scanning in a copy of The New York Times).
And there are several more for which I don’t have titles yet.
Thanks to all (both?) of you for continuing to read the blog. Â I’ll continue to try to make it worth your time.