Dr. Seuss‘sÂ Green Eggs and Ham is one of the reasons I do this blog, write books, and am an English professor. Â Nearly forty years ago,Â Green Eggs and Ham — which turns 50 this month — taught me to read. Â It also taught me that reading is fun, helping to make me a life-long reader. The
A 1943 letter from Crockett Johnson. Asked about himself, he dodges the question.
Is it just me, or does “This is the lady who knows what children think — BEFORE THEY DO” sound like the tag line for a horror movie? Â You will be relieved to know that Ruth Krauss could not read children’s minds. But she was an excellent and sympathetic listener. In her earliest work, she
Two high-school cartoons by Crockett Johnson. Neither has been seen since the 1920s.
Tim Egan, seriously funny author-illustrator of picture books, deserves a prize. A big prize. In this post, I try to explain why.
Different kinds of scholars, different kinds of scholarship. But many paths to success in academia.
If you donâ€™t already read Richard Thompsonâ€™s Cul de Sac, you really should. This is one of the comic strips that will, in the future, be regarded as classic. It’s that good.
A for horses? B for mutton? C for yourself — it’s the Cockney Alphabet!
How a failed book proposal launched a career. Mine. Viva failure!