Where My Pija Lindenbaum Peoples At?
Those of you who know me know that I harbor an unnatural love for that beloved weird-ass picture book Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies (shown in the original Swedish to the right here). It gained a teensy bit of fame when Chris Barton posted a bit on his blog about how popular it was with his own child. Now, however, the book is truly beginning to come into its own. Each month the Bulletin For the Center of Children's Books focuses on a new author or illustrator. Sometimes they're well-known. Sometimes they're obscure. And sometimes THEY'RE PIJA LINDENBAUM, AUTHOR OF ELSE-MARIE AND HER SEVEN LITTLE DADDIES!!
This is a good start but, my children, I shall not rest until Hollywood itself acknowledges the classic that is this book and, as it has done with so many picture books before now, turns it into a film classic. If I might be so bold as to suggest it, I think the daddies should all be played by a young Gene Wilder. It's not like we don't have the technology, people.
A great big thank you to Gregory K for sending me this link.