Audio Clip: Roald Dahl on NPR
It could be argued that Roald Dahl is the reason I became a elementary school librarian. I’m not sure who is going to partake in that argument with me, but I am prepared if ever the time should come. Now the Brits have gone and done something smart: created a literary award in Mr. Dahl’s name that honors funny books.Â This is one of the only places in children’s lit where serious stories need not apply. I have to say I like it.
To hear U.K. Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen explains the motivation behind the award, click the play button below.
[2 min. 58 sec.]
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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