Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Teddy bear, teddy bear, do a trick--
Teddy bear, teddy bear--oops, better not. Someone from Maine might be reading. If the staff and supporters of the Read With ME organization were less interested in covering their, um, bottoms and more invested in actually defending Schoolyard Rhymes, they might attend to the subtitle: Kids' Own Rhymes for Rope Skipping, Hand Clapping, Ball Bouncing, and Just Plain Fun. They could also learn from Susan Dove Lempke's Horn Book review of the book, from our September/October 2005 issue: "Those who know childhood humor will not be shocked that many of the poems do feature underwear and insults." "There are words in there I don't allow in my house" says outraged Maine mother Erica Smith. Yes, and this is why we fucking make you send your kids to school.