A few notes: Yesterday marked my 800th post. Yay me! Yay reading!
Today is the official release date for Sarah Zettel’s Golden Girl, sequel to last summer’s Dust Girl, which I loved. I haven’t been able to lay my hands on it yet, but look for my review as soon as I do, and for a guest post from Sarah coming up soon.
The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall.
Mr. Caper has always hated Lollipop. All the children in the whole world adore Lollipop, while Mr. Caper’s fan club is limited to a few adults. But one day, Mr. Caper hatches a dastardly plan to make all the children of the world love him: he will infiltrate the lollipop factory and make all the lollipops taste like capers! Then he will bask in their adoration and Lollipop will know what it means to feel rejection! But when the children taste the caper-flavored lollipops, chaos breaks loose and Mr. Caper must re-evaluate. Can Mr. Caper and Lollipop find a way to fix the mess Mr. Caper made and regain Mr. Caper’s fan club? The story is illustrated in minimalist style that has the feel of classic Saturday morning cartoons. Everyone in my house, including the three-year-old, eight-year-old, and two generations of adults was charmed by this story.