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Neil Gaiman's Hansel & Gretel - A WhatchaReading Review!

I was lucky enough to review an advance copy of the upcoming Neil Gaiman/Lorenzo Mattotti graphic retelling of Hansel & Gretel for WhatchaReading. Check out my excerpt here: 223 more words

Tween Reads

Bible readers, don't check your brains at the door.

Remember Hansel and Gretel? They ate the gingerbread house and got captured by a witch who wanted to bake them in the oven. Would the readers of that text expect that the Brothers Grimm wanted them to kill all witches by baking them?  451 more words

Atheism

The National Library's Pulping of Children's Books

Earlier, I had made a video in response to the National Library Board (NLB)’s banning and pulping of three children’s storybooks in Singapore. Watch the video below. 49 more words

Self-Reflexivity

FILM WEDNESDAY: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

This film surprised me. The trailer made it seem stupider than it actually is. It’s still kinda stupid, but it’s that kind of stupid that you still find awesome, you know? 98 more words

Shadowed

in springtime we wandered into the wood
walking through carpets of bluebells
their deep throated scent filled the air
we spoke of golden dreams, hopes shared, 211 more words

Poetry

#610 - Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale by Darcy Pattison

Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale

written by Darcy Pattison

Mims House       1/20/2014

978-1-62944-009-5

Age 8 to 14

“In this modern-day Hansel and Gretel story, Saucy and Bubba struggle to get along with Krissy, their alcoholic stepmother. 879 more words

Library Donated Books

On Writing...

I was thinking of writing again…

Children’s stories.

Of course, they’d need to teach the children a lesson. Because life is not nice. Lessons to not take sweeties from strangers, no matter how nice the little old lady might be. 137 more words