>Yes, one can sense a fluffernutter trend in my apres-ALA postings, but just one more. Go look at the hilarious contest Lisa Yee just ran, where you change the first letter of one word in a children’s book title, then give a sentence explaining what the book is about. I love Lisa’s example of Old Keller: “Deaf, dumb blind girl gets rabies and has to be shot.” You’re terrible Muriel.
You see these fractured-children’s-book-titles lists all over the place now (Goodnight Bitch by Eminem), and we published a good one by Ron Koertge in last September’s Magazine. But when Elizabeth and I began the Books for Mature Young Readers list when we were in Zena’s children’s lit. class, we thought we were pioneers (and full credit to E., who acquired most of the titles). We were going to publish reissues (Hop on Pop) and new titles (A Boy, A Dog, A Frog, and a Sheep; Don’t Move and It Won’t Hurt). I thought of one the other day: Amazing Grace Jones.