Reduced Kidlit

Did you catch the thing on NPR about the “downsizing” gags? Take a band, for example, and reduce or lessen the name thusly: The Kingston Duo.  Or a musical: Rhode Island! Or a movie: Pride of the Expos.

Here are a few Kidlit selections…

The Cat in the Beanie




The Gold-Plated Compass/The Subtle X-acto/The Amber Spy-Pen*

It’s Like This, Rat

The Tiaga Book

The Carob War

Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Afternoon?

Try it. It’s fun.

*Did you have a spy pen when you were a kid? Man, that was some of the best money I ever spent.


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