Monday, March 9, 2009


Hello me hearties,

Just got a heads-up from Ellen Shave, one of my favorite librarians, about a really fun review of The Nice Book in the School Library Journal blog. It's written by Diane Chen, and is entitled "Bringing Nice Back." Great title. Apparently the book turns little boys nice. And builds kids' vocab. Wow.

Thanks to Diane and to Ellen!

See ya in the nice column,

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Hi, gang!

Just finished a new play poster for The National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbiene. They've even gone so far as to animate it for their banner. Very cool. They are the oldest and preeminent Yiddish theater in the US. The new show features 3 brand-new short plays by Oscar-and-Golden-Globe-nominated author Murray Schisgal, who wrote "Tootsie". Learn more on their web site!

See ya in the front row,

Monday, March 2, 2009

Better than Rocky, As good as Karate Kid

Howdy snow angels,

While we're weathering the storm here in the Northeast I thought I'd post this very funny and star-studded video. My pal Jarrett J. Krosoczka created and stars in a story of writers block, struggle, and ultimately, triumph. Enjoy!

BOOK BY BOOK: the making of a monkey man from Jarrett Krosoczka on Vimeo.

See you in the snowdrifts,