How to pronounce all these names!!!

Well, I just started Peter Sis’ The Wall and it got me thinking about pronouncing authors’ names in story times.  The first challenge I faced was the inimitable (and there’s probably a reason for that…) Jon Scieszka.  Even Peter Sis was a tongue tripper for some of the parent guest readers (no, he is not a girl related to your brother nor is he something you utter under your breath like “sheesh”…).  So I wondered if there’s a website dedicated to pronouncing the more difficult author names.  I still don’t know if there’s a more comprehensive one, but this page from the Horn Book’s archives left me in stitches.  Have I mentioned recently that Jon Scieszka is my kind of crazy? 😉  Who else but he and I have younger brothers with the nickname “Chuff”?

http://www.hbook.com/magazine/articles/1990_96/nov96_scieszka.asp

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

RSS Braingle’s Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Jul 22, 2017)
    Hidden Category Remove a letter from each of the words below and rearrange the remaining letters to form new words. The 10 words will all fall into a certain category. For example, given the words DEAR, ANGRY, and RENEGE, you could drop the "A" in DEAR to get RED, drop the "N" in ANGRY to get GRAY, and drop an "E" in RENEGE to g […]
%d bloggers like this: