Last week, the inimitable (if maddeningly argumentative) Cricket Muse and I debated The Worst Picture Book Ever.
My choice for worst PB honors was the creepy treacle of Robert Munsch’s Love You Forever. Cricket, on the other hand, argued on behalf of the stranger danger anarchy of Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat.
You can read our arguments here.
It was quite a war of words (with a lively comment thread), but after all was said and done, Cricket sort-of graciously admitted defeat. There was no love for Love You Forever; Munsch’s magnum opus is without question, the worst PB ever written and perhaps the worst thing ever to appear on earth.
So I’m glad that settled.
Oh, and one more thing:
Please be aware that I’m not “woo”-ing because I’m ungracious in victory. I “woo” because I felt a deep and personal need to defend The Cat in the Hat from Cricket’s slander.
Even though I am no fan of cats in general (I’m terribly allergic and prefer the company of rodents), I have a special place in my heart for that particular feline. He and I have a history:
So, to reiterate:
Now onto news business!
What children’s book-related topic should Cricket and I debate next?
Leave your suggestions in the comments. The crazier the better! We do so love to argue ridiculous things!