Sunday, July 22, 2007

Judy Sierra

Yesterday, my mother was reading Thelonius Monster's sky-high fly pie: a revolting rhyme to my kids while I washed the dishes. Something clicked as she read,
"THELONIUS urgently
e-mailed a spider.
He wanted advice from a savvy insider.

"Who wrote that?" I asked. Sure enough, it was Judy Sierra, winner of the 2005 E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Wild About Books. It's somewhat astounding how one simple line can be so characteristic that you immediately know who has written it.

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