Interview with E. B. McHenry

Monday, September 18, 2006.

Today, Mark speaks with E. B. McHenry, author and illustrator of Poodlena, about pompadoured poodles, the creative process and the story within the story.

Feedback from E. B. McHenry

Saturday, September 2, 2006.

Wow! We received an email yesterday, out of the blue, from E. B. McHenry, author and illustrator of Poodlena. She stumbled on our review A Lesson for me: Poodlena and sent the following to us:

Hello Just One More Book!

I love your podshow! What a great idea. I particularly enjoyed your review of Poodlena. I am E.B. McHenry and I want to say Thank You for such a thoughtful review. The book Poodlena does play with and is a response to all the extreme girly girl images.

And your daughter was absolutely right, Poodlena isn’t doing the primping her master is a whole other sub text! Thank you for choosing Poodlena for review, I wish all of Poodlena’s reviews were so insightful!

Have you been to ? Do see the fabulous Poodlena Poodle Parade through Berkeley, CA and meet me, E.B.!

Again many thanks,
E.B. McHenry

E. B. McHenry has agreed to an interview. We will let you know when that comes about.

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Addictive Non-Fiction: Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds

Saturday, August 23, 2008.

 Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds Author: Jeff Crosby & Shelley Ann Jackson
Illustrator: Shelley Ann Jackson & Jeff Crosby
Published: 2008 Tundra Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0887768156

Rich, realistic, edge-to-edge illustrations full of action, maps and lovable hounds combine with history, humour and friendly, accessible text to provide the full scoop on 43 canine breeds in this quickly dog-eared non-fiction tome.

This episode includes contributions from our daughter, Lucy.

More Dogs on JOMB:

A celebration of 400 episodes in two years

Saturday, July 12, 2008.

Andrea and Mark at PAB2008We celebrate 400 episodes in two years by reflecting on what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve learned and what we’d like to see in children’s literature. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this episode.

Books, reviews, interviews and resources we mention:

Audio comments and book recommendations received:

Thank you for being part of the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast community.

Photo of Andrea and Mark at PAB2008 by John Meadows.

A Panting Play-by-Play: A Day in the life of Murphy

Friday, May 30, 2008.

A Day in the life of MurphyAuthor: Alice Provensen
Illustrator: Alice Provensen
Published: 2003 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416918000

If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in the mind of a yipping, sniffing, hustling, jumping, manic terrier — wonder no more! This classically simple, hilarious book tells all.

Other books mentioned:

More Dogs on JOMB:

Criticism, Confidence and Caring: A Very Unusual Dog

Friday, February 8, 2008.

A Very Unusual DogAuthor: Dorothy Joan Harris
Illustrator: Kim LaFave (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Scholastic Canada (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439937183

Hazy, gold and red, retro artwork and snappy, all-too-familiar bickering make this simple yet surprisingly stirring tale of rivalry and resilience a memorable reminder of a decided route to happiness.

Other books mentioned:

More Dogs on JOMB:

Keeping All Our Fingers: May I Pet Your Dog? (How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007.

May I Pet Your Dog?Author: Stephanie Calmenson (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jan Ormerod
Published: 2007 Clarion Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618510346

Three adorable dogs and plenty of vicarious petting cleverly disguise the delivery of essential, clearly stated instructions for dealing with dogs — friendly and otherwise. If only instruction manuals were all so thrilling.

Other safety books mentioned:

More Dogs on JOMB:

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Passion, Pooches & Piercings: “Let’s Get a Pup!” said Kate

Wednesday, October 17, 2007.

Author: Bob Graham (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Bob Graham
Published: 2001 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763621935

Cluttered with the happy chaos of a connected family and told with spunk and wit, this deceptively breezy-looking story reels us through grief, joy, yearning and elation, buoying us all the while with candid peeks at the casual, crazy comedy that is domestic life.

More Dogs on JOMB:

You can find more about dog books here.

Diverting Disobedience: The Hound from the Pound

Friday, September 21, 2007.

The Hound from the PoundAuthor: Jessica Swaim (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jill McElmurry (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 076362330X

Fast-paced, must-memorize rhyme, a pack of unruly pooches and a sprinkling of romance made this explosion of canine character a family favourite before the ink had time to dry.

Other books mentioned:

You can find more great dog books here.

Team Glean: The Dumpster Diver (Happy Earth Day!)

Saturday, April 21, 2007.

The Dumpster DiverAuthor: Janet S. Wong (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David Roberts
Published: 2007 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763623806

Crawling with cockroaches, crankiness and whole lot of creativity, this imaginative story of community recycling makes saving the earth a cheeky adventure.

For information about’s KinderHarvest magazine recycling initiative, click here.

Podcasts mentioned:


Friday, October 13, 2006.

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support the Just One More Book! podcast by including us in their own projects:



Authors & Illustrators






And many thanks to you for including Just One More Book in your day!

Andrea & Mark

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A Lesson for me: Poodlena

Wednesday, August 2, 2006.

PoodlenaAuthor: E. B. McHenry
Illustrator: E. B. McHenry
Published: 2004 Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 1582346984

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A retro, dog-based response to the pretty princess books that currently abound, Poodlena tells the story of a pampered pink poodle who learns that there’s more to life than looking perfect.

This book taught me a lesson about not teaching lessons!


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