Dear Readers,

I apologize for my absence. For the last two months Erin and I have been on tour promoting our newest book, Bear Has a Story to Tell. As it turns out, I’m not very good at multi-tasking (Is anyone, really?) so the blog here has suffered a bit. I promise though that all your regular favorites will be back now—Tuesday Bird Watching, Real Polaroid Friday, etc.

For now I would like to share this wonderful essay published recently in The Horn Book Magazine, written by one of the children’s authors I most admire, Charlotte Zolotow.

Just perfect…