Thursday, February 18, 2010

In the Coop with Dian Curtis Regan

Three things we love about Dian Curtis Regan:

1. Dian has written more than fifty (50!) books for children, including our recent favorite, Barnyard Slam (illustrated by Paul Meisel), starring Yo Mama Goose and a cast of poetry-spouting farm friends.

2. She collects trivia about redheads. (Chick Trivia: In our next life we three chicks hope to be reincarnated as Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, and Myrna Loy -- all fabulously funny redheaded ladies.)

3. She also collects walruses. Really.

Without further ado, we give you the lovely redheaded Dian Curtis Regan...

First act as Dictator for Life?

Make the world gather every Saturday afternoon at the park to learn how to play nice together.

What kids lit character would you like to vote off the island?

The mother in Love You Forever.

What kids lit character would you share your last twinkie with?

Katniss from The Hunger Games—as long as she didn’t poison my twinkie.

What TV family would you like to be adopted by?

I could live in Oprah’s world.

Worst job in the universe?

Filing rejection letters.

Dream job for a day?

Casting characters for the Princess Nevermore movie.

Marx Brothers or Three Stooges?

Marx Brothers, whose poster was on the wall in my office closet for years.

Clown V. Mime Deathmatch. Pick your winner.

Since clowns usually have red hair which annoys us redheads, I’d go with the mime.

Funniest dead person you’d like to meet?

Gilda Radner.

Best use for a book shaped object? (You know, one of those things sold as books but which should never ever have been published.)

Several are currently supporting my air purifier.

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