The Children’s Book That Predicted the Fidget Craze
I appears we have a children’s lit Rasputin on our hands, folks. Her name?
Charise Mericle Harper (CMH)
If you work in a school (or have recently been within shouting distance of a child) you know that “fidgets” are a hot fad. They are the slap bracelet of the twenty teens.
Maybe you’ve seen a spinner or two?
I was reading The Good For Nothing Button to a class yesterday (it’s fantastic) when a student (shout-out to Jacob) said, “It’s a fidget.”
In my head I pulled a Grandpa Bucket.
Because he’s right.
It’s pretty obvious what has happened here. In the book The Good For Nothing Button, CMH PREDICTED the fidget craze.
Need some additional evidence?
Wait, what’s this???
*ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE* You know what became popular in the week following the release of The Good For Nothing Button?
IT IS AN ACTUAL GOOD FOR NOTHING BUTTON!!!
All I’m saying is, keep an eye on CMH – she knows things.
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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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