Tag Archives: Rhyme

Breakfast with Dr. Seuss

This week a strange, unexpected, and rather wonderful thing happened. I appeared on television. And I have Dr. Seuss to thank. It happened like this… In 2013, a nearly complete manuscript by the famous American children’s poet, who died in 1991, was … More

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Happy World Read Aloud Day!

The first Wednesday of March is World Read Aloud Day (not to be confused with World Book Day, which happens annually on the 6th of March and which, I assure you, is every bit as thrilling). World Read Aloud Day is … More

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Zorgamazoo Wins Germany’s Award for Best Children’s Audiobook

Good news everyone: Zorgamazoo has been awarded Germany’s prize for best children’s audiobook of 2012. My German is quite poor (non-existent), but with the help of a German-speaking friend and some online translation robots, I’ve extracted some choice quotes from this … More

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Interview with Books For Breakfast

Last week I did and interview with Dan Evans, who works at the wonderful Bookshelf Cafe & Cinema in Guelph. He also happens to be one of the hosts of CFRU 93.3‘s morning radio program, Books for Breakfast. For some … More

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Rhyming Verse is the First-Person Shooter of Children’s Literature

I’m not what you might called “a gamer.” You could count the number of video games I’ve played in my lifetime on two hands. I’m talking about single games—like single plays. Maybe twelve at most. So I’m no expert. But … More

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