Fuse #8

Friday, August 04, 2006



Sorry.... I'm just a little shaken up.... I just heard that.....


as well as



At 1:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 2:12 PM , Blogger MotherReader said...

You know what drives me even crazier than the English Roses? Her book Lotsa de Casha about how "Money can't buy love and being the wealthiest person in the world doesn't guarantee happiness." It's written by Madonna! One of the wealthiest women in the world! How freakin DARE she lecture the "little people" about money! And if I remember correctly, the character only finds happiness by giving away his riches to others. Again, how DARE she!

At 2:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3:03 PM , Blogger Leila said...

Ugh. Madonna should get hit by a bus.

As should the stupid Rainbow Fish.

At 3:17 PM , Blogger Adrienne said...

That's just the sort of thing that makes one especially grateful it's Friday. I recently had a bookstore employee try to tell me that one of the Madonna books wasn't really so bad (I must confess to only having read Roses), but honestly. I informed my boss not so long ago that the only way I was going to buy one of those Madonna books for the library was if she made me. She said she wouldn't.

I do have Rainbow Fish stuff in the library, but it makes me feel dirty.

At 3:32 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

I'm so glad people are in agreement here. I think the thing that bugs me the most about the Madonna books are the more than halfway decent illustrators she sometimes gets (English Roses being the obvious exception to the rule). Say what you will about the Pfister-man, at least he illustrates HIS treacle himself.

At 4:18 PM , Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

The last time I screamed like that was when I picked up the YA novel written by Britney Spears and her mommy, and in the bio section, it said, "In addition to being an author, Britney Spears is a world-famous pop star." Or something of that ilk.

Maybe it's time to write a counter-story to Rainbow Fish, a la "The Variegated Frog."

At 1:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Madonna's exploited illustrators (let's remember, these are PICTURE books) don't even get their names on the cover. Ptui.

At 8:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

my sentiments exactly

At 10:42 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

By this I take it that we will not be seeing a Madonna/Emily Jenkins paired children's book in the future. NOT that there was any danger of that, of course.

(psst.... Toys Go Out is faaaaabulous and the only reason I didn't write a review of it here on this blog was because I wrote the potentially starred School Library Journal review instead)

At 8:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me. I have to go shower the sugar syrup off.

And then hurl.


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