I loved this idea from the Fuse #8 blog on the School Library Journal website: Picture Book Horoscopes! In honor of this fabulouness, I’ve created my own horoscope using the picture books published the year I was born as guides.

Jumanji + Outside Over There + Jump, Frog, Jump! + A Visit to William Blake’s Inn + On Market Street =

Tread carefully today as you must save your bookstore from goblins and a rampaging horde of beasts coming to life off the pages of the picture books within the store. But not to worry; a large frog will aid in your rescueas you travel on its back, jumping up Market Street and leading a parade of creatures to William Blake’s Inn, where you will all have tea and cookies.

The end.

With credit to these fabulous picture books for inspiration:

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

On Market Street, illustrated by Anita Lobel; text: Arnold Lobel (Greenwillow)

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen; text: Nancy Willard (Harcourt)

Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan (Greenwillow)