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I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! by Jill Esbaum
I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!
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Fun rhyming story with lively illustrations. Didn't care for the ending though.
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Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
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Beautiful illustrations and and interesting African folk tale make this a Caldecott winner I can get behind.
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Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Cooney
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Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
Madeline's Rescue
by Ludwig Bemelmans
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Not a fan. The story was just not my taste and I didn't like the jump from the lovely, colorful illustrations to the monochromatic yellow. It just lacked cohesion in my opinion.
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Tom Stoppard
“I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you might nudge the world a little or make a poem that children will speak for you when you are dead.”
Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing: A Play

Truman Capote
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make.”
Truman Capote, Truman Capote: Conversations

Tina Fey
“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.

This is something Lorne [Michaels] has said often about Saturday Night Live, but I think it’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go.

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. (And I’m from a generation where a lot of people died on waterslides, so this was an important lesson for me to learn.) You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring on live TV.

What I learned about ‘bombing’ as an improviser at Second City was that bombing is painful, but it doesn’t kill you. No matter how badly an improv set goes, you will still be physically alive when it’s over. What I learned about bombing as a writer at Saturday Night is that you can’t be too worried about your ‘permanent record.’ Yes, you’re going to write some sketches that you love and are proud of forever—your golden nuggets. But you’re also going to write some real shit nuggets. And unfortunately, sometimes the shit nuggets will make it onto the air. You can’t worry about it. As long as you know the difference, you can go back to panning for gold on Monday.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

J.K. Rowling
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”
J.K. Rowling

Mother Teresa
“I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.”
Mother Teresa

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