April 14, 2011

Toon Thursday and Rock the Drop!

Hey, did you Rock the Drop yet today in honor of YALSA's Support Teen Lit Day? It's not too late to download bookplates to print and paste inside your favorite book, which you will then sneakily leave for some lucky teen reader to find. Yes, you. Go!

Also, apropos of Tanita's post and the ensuing discussion below on whether kids are attracted to the dark and/or gruesome, here's an interesting article about the rather grim stage interpretation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden--an article that starts with the premise that the book really isn't a children's book. I can't say I agree with that. Maybe that's because I do, to some degree, think kids have a tolerance for certain types of grim, even if I don't think that all kids "like a bit of gore." Beyond that, though, I'm not sure how I feel about a musical interpretation of the book. Turning beloved books into musicals can be such a touchy endeavor...

Aside from that, we present you with a brand-new installment of Toon Thursday. Click to view larger (i.e., if you actually want to READ the thing). Enjoy!


Little Willow said...

Thank you! :) Rock the Drop, ladies!

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

It's okay! We're writers! ;-)