Welcome to Chicken Spaghetti! Here’s a bit about the origins of the blog.
There are some funny mommy blogs, such as Suburban Bliss (and some unsettling ones, too), and though they inspired me with their humor, I knew that these blogs’ confessional natures were best left to the mama bloggers. After seeing how well Moorishgirl’s niche works, and after reading the fabulous, I-can’t-recommend-it-enough Read Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease, I decided to try it myself: a blog about books for children. Chicken Spaghetti is written for adults: aunts, uncles, friends, parents, teachers, librarians, anyone interested in kids' books. I talked to Michael Neff (who hosts Global City Review’s site over at Web del Sol, among many other endeavors) about my idea, and he provided great encouragement.
As for the name, it’s kid-friendly, and at one time I’d considered devoting a blog to that delicious blobby casserole. Better sense prevailed, thank goodness. (But don’t think I’m above printing a recipe.) My background is in publishing, and I read a lot of books with my son, who is of kindergarten age. Think Richard Scarry’s Busy Busy Town and Curious George.
And, so, here is Chicken Spaghetti, which is still very much of a work in progress.