More Evidence That Backs Up My Point
I discovered Leda Schubert this morning at the child_lit listserv. When I visited her website I was struck by two things:
1. Her book Here Comes Darrell is illustrated by Mary Azarian someone whose work I've loved for years. In fact, I think tonight I'll go look for my copy of A Farmer's Alphabet.
2. At her website, Leda says that people have been buying Here Comes Darrell as a gift for the "Darrells" in their lives, the people who do their snowplowing, trash pickup, etc. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The publishing world really ought to get on board with the fact that adults read picture books.
I was going to make a Larry, Darrell, and Darrell joke, but I'm from Vermont, and I'm a little sensitive about the whole Larry, Darrell, and Darrell thing.