How the Heck to Pronounce “Arnold Lobel”
I’m turning into a single serve site today¹ to do a public duty.
Arnold Lobel (you know, the children’s literature legend behind Frog and Toad and other classics) has one of those names often pronounced different ways. Sometimes I would hear “LO-BULL” other times “LO-BELL”. I had no idea what to believe². But a little while back, I came across an old Scholastic Records edition of Frog and Toad Are Friends, which Lobel himself narrates. His first line set me forever straight on the matter.
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¹You know the sites I’m talking about – the sites that tell you just one thing, like if it’s time for a nap or if it’s St. Patrick’s Day.
²I should have gone to the Author Pronunciation Guide at TeachingBooks.net.
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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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