23 January 2009
Not twenty minutes ago I read an article in Publisher's Weekly about the necessity of high concept ideas when trying to sell a book. The principal holds the same for children's literature. And now, as I'm weeding my way through the 398's, I've come across this: A Great Big Ugly Man Came Up and Tied His Horse to Me. Well! Who wouldn't want to read about that?! Talk about a title with a hook--it's a veritable hitching post. Sadly, our copy has not circulated since 2004. Wake up people! There is some fantastic nonsense verse going to waste on our shelves.