Category Archives: Silly Joyful Things

What books make you smile?

Niki Barnes of Daydream Reader posted this smiling review of Underpants Dance here:
A Book That Makes Me Smile: Underpants Dance by Marlena Zapf.
I’m so happy because I was smiling when I wrote it and I really hoped it would bring a bit of joy and light to the world.

Niki also asks, “So what books make you smile?”
Well … off the top of my head …
George and Martha by James Marshall
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith (In particular, the cute-animal cheeseburger gets me every time. I have always had a soft spot for villains and slightly perverse humor.)True+Story

So, what books make YOU smile?
Post or tweet your own with the hashtag #booksmiles.


Giant Wall o’ Underpants

Every time I go to New York something amazing happens. Sometimes it’s a synchronistic business connection, sometimes it’s just a delightful discovery. This one falls into the latter category – a giant wall o’ frilly undies! Oh, Lily McBloom would be so happy! (I know I was.)

There is so much in life that is serious, and I deeply believe we need we need to take the serious things seriously. But I also believe that when we allow ourselves some unfettered, unapologetic joy we make the world a better place. Some people call this frivolous – I call it necessary.  And so, to all the frilly underpants of this world – Thank You!