July 26, 2008

Post #2431 – 20080726

I am a graduate student who wants to use your book The Big Orange Splot as a source for one of my assignments. I remember reading this book when I was in second grade. I was going through my sister’s library when I ran across this book. The pages are now yellowed. When our children saw the book they immediately begged me to read Mr. Plumbean to them. That is why I think it is important for me to use this book in my assignment on children’s literature. My professors’s stipulation is that we must use award winning authors. I could not find any information about The Big Orange Splot to see if it received an award. Could you tell me any awards some of your children’s books have received? Thank you for your time.


Daniel replies:

Your professor seems to be a fool. Please tell him or her I said so. Books that win awards are neither the best nor the worst, but the ones the individuals voting could all agree on. Books of mine have won awards, but so what? I don't even think about things like that. However, I will tell you that I myself received the Good Conduct Medal at the Black-Foxe Military Institute in 1952, which was an honor bestowed only on the deserving and the few.