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Books on Film: Far Out with Tomi Ungerer

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Tomi Ungerer documentary Far Out Isn’t Far Enough is billed as “One man’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing society’s boundaries through his subversive art”. Based on the first line in this trailer I’d say … pretty accurate. A film about the life and times of a children’s literature legend that isn’t for children.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Rob Smith says:

    This is a great example of a major question I have. In the age of search engines, should authors use pseudonyms so that we can protect children from questionable content while still linking to all of their content. One example may be Bob Sagat. I don’t mind if my kids see Full House, but I’m concerned that they may search for Bob and find his comedy, his R rated comedy.

    What do you think, Travis?

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