Thursday, June 7, 2007
A Bittner Brilliance
I want everyone who is invested in the world of children's literature, be you bookseller, librarian, teacher, parent, grandparent or aunt/uncle, to hightail it over to Reading Reptile and read this marvelous bit entitled:
TEN SECONDS: Running the Hurdles with Harry Potter
The sheer genius of its content and the structure of its delivery does my heart proud because once again I am reminded that I work in a field with smart people like this and I now count him and the Reptile family as my new family. How many of us have occupied that transcendent moment when trying to sell a book while mentally dodging all those commercial and social cliches that come flying at us like winged monkeys? I have spent the last week visiting close to 500 children in their classrooms trying to promote and sell the summer reading program at our public library. I tell them that it is my job to find them something they want to read and I mean that. I only hope that at least one of them will take me up on it.