Tag Archives: humor

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

3 Mar

In celebration of the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birth, here is a video byCollege Humor providing a realistic remix of Dr. Seuss’s classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Click here to view.

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Winning Reads – My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee

20 Dec

Aspiring picture book writers are repeatedly told “no more than 500.” Meaning, your manuscript better have a marketable, visual kid-friendly story crammed into 500 words or less. For most, their first few manuscripts tower well above a thousand. If anyone wants to be schooled on the brilliance of brevity, pour your eyes into Jon Agee‘s “My Rhinoceros.”  Continue reading

Making Fun: “I Am Better Than Your Kids”

11 Nov

“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself”

– William Shakespeare

Children love to draw. Adults love to lie.

With his ‘outside the lines’ crayon sketch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Jeremy believes he’s the next picasso. While his piece shows for a limited engagement at the Kitchen Gallery (aka the refrigerator) Jeremy is looking for attention and praise. As such, his parents drown him in a storm of white lies. “Is that peanut butter purple? How abstract and interpretative. Well done son!” Though what Jeremy and all juvenile artists need is criticism.

Enter Maddox, a 32-year old computer programmer (so says his website) who provides a refreshing slice of life kids rarely receive from their love-blinded family. “I Am Better Than Your Kids” supplies a sampling of children’s art along with honest yet humorous assessments. This is a must-view website for any children’s writer looking to take a brief break to laugh at the expense of their audience. When it comes to children, honesty may not be the best, but its certainly the funniest policy. Please be warned as some critiques include foul language.