Ducks, Pie, and Mash-Ups

There’s a new blog on the scene, Philip Nel’s Nine Kinds of Pie.  Phil’s a children’s lit academic — hold on, don’t go away, he’s cool — with a wonderful range of tastes and interests.  He got a lot of attention for his Dr. Seuss work, but he’s done loads of other neat stuff too.

Phil’s latest post is “Too Bad His Duck Is So Crazy” featuring the witty and needs-to-be-better-known Tim Egan.  Like Phil I had always enjoyed his picture books, but really fell in love with him when I encountered the first of the Dodsworth Adventure series; these are early readers featuring the travels of a proper mouse Dodsworth and … that duck.

More like this one, Phil!


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3 responses to “Ducks, Pie, and Mash-Ups

  1. Thanks for the plug, Monica! I feel like I only scratched the surface of “what makes Tim Egan great” — there are those great character names (Dodsworth!), and house interiors that look like they come out of films from the 1930s, and… much more. Anyway, I hope to get more people interested in the talented Mr. Egan. So, thanks!


  2. mwt

    Gosh Darnit. Where was Tim Egan when I was so desperate for early readers?


  3. Glad to oblige, Phil.

    Ah, mwt, where indeed? The man is sorely overlooked.


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