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.