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This edition of reader feedback serves up book bentos; speculation on Mike Mulligan fashion choices; and one fine endorsement of SLJ.







A benefactor swept in to pick up the supplies tab for an Arizona teacher after she posted her salary on Facebook. Readers weighed in.

"I like this, it’s a great idea and Adam is a generous person but I think schools should be able to provide these supplies, not the teachers."—Jenn Alevy

"I looked up my son’s teacher’s salary online. We live in the Bay Area and this poor woman makes $25K. I’m fortunate that I can give, so you better believe we help out when she sends “wish lists.”— Mariana Ka


What Not to Wear: Mike Mulligan Edition

Ever wonder about the attire in Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel? Scroll over to Betsy Bird’s blog for the latest dish out of Fuse 8 n’ Kate, a podcast on all things picture book classics.

Could Mike be in short sleeves because it’s really hot in the cab of a steam shovel, being so close to a coal boiler?—DanB

I mean, that’s as good a theory as any, I’d wager.—Elizabeth Bird

My fan theory for the woman with the muff is that she is hiding a small animal in there, like a kitten, or a hedgehog, or a pet rat.—Misti


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