Friday, August 28, 2009

Who says picture books have to be safe?

“Edgy” gets used so much to describe YA novels that the word has ceased to have any meaning for me. Not so with picture books, where “edge” is relatively rare.

I will admit to some intial trepidation about Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog. It was unquestionably funny, but would people also find it a little too . . . much? In the end, I just trusted that Andersen Press and Willis and Ross knew what they were doing. And, at least as imagefar as the Just One More Book podcast is concerned, they certainly did.

It’s very satisfying when any book can engender this much discussion—especially a picture book.

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