Debatables

Debatables: The Most Influential YA Series

Cricket and I are debating again!

And, well, I’m a little worried about my opponent this time around.

I think the poor gal has gotten somewhat addled.

If I asked you to name the Most Influential Young Adult Book Series of all time what image immediately springs to mind?

Yup. You guessed it: This guy.

Well Cricket disagrees. She says the most influential YA Series is The Hunger Games.

Don’t ask me why.

For THG to be the most influential, you’d have to ignore that fact that Harry Potter came out more than a decade before THG. Or that HP produced a septet of books to THG’s three. Or that HP spent an entire uninterrupted decade on the New York Times Bestseller List. Or that HP led to midnight book release parties and lines around the block. Or that HP spawned a bazillion merchandizing tie ins. Or that HP singlehandedly changed the children’s book publishing industry as we know it. Or that geeks across the globe are actually skipping around on brooms playing honest-to-God games of Quidditch.

I mean, geez!

Cricket is a lovely person, but she has a bad habit of believing Alternate Facts.

Anyhoo, the debate can be found on Cricket’s blog. Head on over, read our arguments, and chime in with your opinion! It’ll be fun!

See ya there!

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Who Knows Funny? I Knows Funny.

In the last Debatables, Cricketmuse and I squared off on which picture book was the funniest.

It’s this one.

Cricket argued on behalf of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day—a great picture book by most any measure…but the funniest?

No. Not by a longshot, buddy-boy.

I, on the other hand, said The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales.

The commenters proved me right; in fact, it was a rout. If not for a single cheeky non-conformist, I would’ve gotten a unanimous decision.

So, well done, readers! You all have delightful senses of humor!

I would expect nothing less.

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Debatables: Finding the Funny

It’s time for yet another installment of Debatables!

This month, Cricket Muse and I argue over The Funniest Picture Book. 

Cricket (inexplicably) says the funniest PB is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good Very Bad Day.

And I (wisely) say that it’s The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

So head over to Cricket’s place, read our arguments, and spout your opinions! (That’s what Debatables is all about, after all!)