The spectacular Betsy Bird over at Fuse #8 needs your help. She’s conducting a poll to determine — for once and for all, so we can finally put this debate behind us and get back to the real work of running this great country — the top 100 Picture Books of All Time.
Not last week. Not last year. All. Time. Betsy is nothing if not ambitious.
So if you want to lose three days pondering the possibilities, I suggest you get over there right now. I’m already thinking . . . top of my head . . . Where the Wild Things Are, The Story About Ping, Ferdinand, Owl Moon, The Little House, Caps for Sale, Snowy Day, Koala Lou, Knots on a Counting Rope, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, William’s Doll, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, George and Martha, Make Way for Ducklings, In the Night Kitchen, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, The Amazing Bone, Stevie, The Polar Express, Ira Sleeps Over, The Philharmonic Gets Dressed, Frederick, and the list goes on forever. For reasons that are not clear to me, Betsy has ruled out “Easy Readers,” or else you know that Go, Dog, Go! but be right there near the top.