Whatnot: January 19, 2016

Even though it was a repeat, I was completely charmed yesterday during All Things Considered when Ari Shapiro went on a walk with Kathryn Aalto through Ashdown Forest–the same forest where author A.A. Milne used to walk with his son, Christopher Robin.

Aalto’s book The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood was released in September. The original piece aired on All Things Considered in October. But this is a great example that content doesn’t necessarily expire. It’s okay to retweet, reshare, or repost because there’s always a great chance that your audience did not see, hear or read it the first time.

I’ve embedded the audio file, if you’d like to have a listen. And here’s the embed code if you’d like to share it yourself:

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This cute little video shows what might happen if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entreé, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish. There’s a Giraffe in My Soup by debut author-illustrator Ross Burach is scheduled for release on February 23.

Here’s the embed code, if you’d like to share it:

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Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay