Via Read Roger and Fuse #8 I learned that Coleen Salley (author of my beloved Epossumondas) has died.
This makes for a very sad Abby.
If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and track down Salley's audio recording of Epossumondas Saves the Day.
Incidentally, I just read Epossumondas to a group of K-4th graders at an after school program last week. They loved it.