Monday, September 23, 2019

Bonus Episode: Superfight!

Heidi and Jonathan make monster faces*

In May 2019 I posted an interview with Jonathan Auxier, the author of Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster. In our interview we talked about the book, of course, but we also talked about our favorite board games. I met Jonathan at the 2019 Association of Jewish Libraries conference where he'd come to accept his Sydney Taylor Book Award, and we got to play one of those games together along with a roomful of other authors, illustrators, and librarians.

Here's your chance to listen in as we play a round of Superfight: A Game of Absurd Arguments. First we'll hear the description of the game from Jonathan's May 2019 appearance on The Book of Life podcast. Then we'll hear a clip of me versus Jonathan Auxier in actual gameplay.

Sample Superfight Battle
Just so you know, the game was ultimately won by illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky, who was at the conference to receive the Sydney Taylor Book Award for All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah. His Superfight character was Gal Gadot (because he drew the card letting him pick a favorite actor), who was unaffected by impact, but who had no depth perception. He won a badminton challenge against a tween werewolf with jellyfish instead of hands. That's Superfight for you!

* Click here to see Jonathan Auxier's gallery of monster selfies

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Monday, September 16, 2019

The Book of Life Live Show!


Live show taping, picture by Pat Givens

At the 2019 Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Los Angeles, California, we recorded a Book of Life live show. My guests were Joni Sussman of KarBen Publishing, and author/illustrator/musician Barney Saltzberg. We discussed picture book illustration while recording our conversation in front of a live audience of Judaica librarians.

At the live show, I mentioned the new Listener Survey. Please take a moment to share your feedback to help me make the show the best it can be. 

FYI, during Tikkun Olam Time, Joni mentions the organization Books for Africa, which can be found at BooksForAfrica.org.


L-R: Joni Sussman, Barney Saltzberg, Heidi Rabinowitz
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