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Three rules for successful book reviewing

The other day, I was tasked with delivering a PowerPoint about the Horn Book to our Media Source colleagues in Ohio and New York. Unfortunately for them, I had just watched the Imelda Staunton Gypsy on PBS this past weekend, and thus I had my gimmick, provided by the leading ladies of Wichita burlesque.

Rule #1: If you want to make it / Twinkle while you shake it–

Twinkle while you shake it

Rule #2: If you wanna grind it / Wait till you’ve refined it–

Wait 'til you've refined it

Rule #3 If you wanna bump it / Bump it with a trumpet–

Bump it with a trumpet

Just get yourself a gimmick and you, too, can be a star!

And you, too, can be a star!

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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