New Books Inspired by Old Prints: Guest Post by Kevin McCloskey

Wrote about my love of antique prints for Books in Bloom, published by Mackin Educational Resources, geared toward librarians and reading specialists. Each month they have a guest author blogger. Check it out.

Books in Bloom

We are excited to have Kevin McCloskey as our guest author today.

When his first book, We Dig Worms, was published in 2015, I almost didn’t read it. Worms are gross! They haven’t always repulsed me; in fact, I thought they were fascinating when I dissected an earthworm in high school biology. I’m not sure why I feel differently about them. Having raised my own kids (and their friends and in daycare) should have made me immune to negative feelings about worms. I can’t begin to figure out how many times a small human would run up to me with a worm clasped in their hand, squealing, “Look! Look!” Blech! My disgust is especially surprising because, with two children who love animals, I had developed an easiness around—even a fondness for—reptiles and bugs.

Fortunately, I read We Dig Worms! and loved it!—though the page with the worms sticking their…

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