Tuesday, April 6, 2010

All Things Kid Lit: Big Red Lollipop

Picture Book Pick of the Week:

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan book cover

Big Red Lollipop
by Rukhsana Khan
illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Rubina is excited to be invited to her first birthday party—until her mother insists that she bring her younger sister Sana, too. “They don’t do that here! They’ll laugh at me!” Rubina begs and pleads, to no avail. What will it take for her mother—and Sana—to see things her way?

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Links of Interest:

New York Times
April 02, 2010

It took a surprisingly long time for bad parents to show up in children's books. Did you ever notice how few there are, compared with, say, the self-centered and murderous parents in Greek mythology or the Bible? In American literature, children's and adult books didn't sharply diverge as categories until the 20th century, so it's not clear whether we should even include that mean, kidnapping drunk, Pap Finn.

School Library Journal
April 02, 2010

For teachers and students looking to spice up their verse, Kidlitosphere.com has tagged a variety of sites and activities in honor of National Poetry Month this April. "In the past everyone has done their own thing," says author and poet Irene Latham, who is spearheading the effort to let educators and kids know about the new site. "This year we want to share together, and we hope the whole world will come."


Veens said...

Big Red Lollipop looks so cute!
You are right the "bad parents" dnt really feature in the books so often!

Enbrethiliel said...


That's an interesting observation! I should make another survey of my YA collection and see who the earliest "bad parent" in them is.

Tribute Books said...

The big Red Lollipop sounds good for my niece. thanks.

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