Got an email from the lovely Sophie Blackall this morning, asking me if I’d heard the news?

The New York Public Library brought out its list of 100 Great Children’s Books in 100 Years and guess who’s hob nobbing with greatness???

Uh, huh. Moi and Sophie Blackall!

Big Red Lollipop is right up there with the best of them!

Okay, think of it! I’m on a list with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit! And Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and Kevin Henkes’ Lily and the Purple Plastic Purse and Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day!!!!!

Omigosh! Subhan Allah!

And for any teachers reading this, I’ll include the video tutorial I made on using Big Red Lollipop in your classroom: