Friday, July 25, 2008

BookMoot update

Here in the entwood, home improvements have consumed our every waking moment (along with the unsuccessful hunt for bridesmaids dresses that don't look like like beach wear since the wedding of the year is in January and even in Texas it gets c o l d in January.)

Barely have I had time for thoughtful introspection on my favorite topic, kidlit, except to expound (...hey, she asked...) to a young friend, just graduated from high school, who is reading The Secret Garden for the first time, and didn't see why the book rates "classic" status.

But...this morning I almost choked on my morning java reading this tremendously funny account of a day in the life of our esteemed National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. His report on his diplomatic efforts on behalf of Mo Willems fully demonstrates why he is such an exemplary choice for this exalted title.

Outstanding opening line:

Got an emergency call at the embassy last week.
Kid Lit Code Red.
Author Mo Willems was in trouble. Big trouble

Quick, go click, you must read it.

3 comments:

Kelly Fineman said...

Thank you for that link - too funny! (Can't wait to hear the audio for Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus, btw.)

Camille said...

I daresay, the audio will be epic!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Camille,

Thanks for the link. What a riot!