Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Winston Wonders

Those of you who know me, know I am very curious and will dig and dig to satisfy that curiosity. (And yes, that hole in the garden was necessary -- I nearly caught a mole!) 

I also happen to live with a writer who is busy with a new manuscript so I've offered to take over this blog on occasion to help her out. I plan to use this time to fetch answers to book world questions I've been wondering about. She-Writer wants me to do this every Tuesday but, as a dog, I've never been good with calendars so we'll have to see how it goes.

Of course, anyone -- whether they have four legs or two -- knows that any good children's book needs a dog in it. It started way back with John Newbery, English publisher and namesake of the Newbery Medal. A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, first published in 1774, kicked off this grand tradition:
Sharp eyes will notice one of my canine ancestors

The book also happens to contain one of the first illustrations of a game called "baseball," 

but we all know the real reason that Newbery's book was such a hit.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you're back on the beat, Winston. Woof!