The Librarian Mom blog on Scholastic’s website features a series of Dewey Decimal-themed knock-knock jokes. The first humorously treats the placement of comics and graphic novels within that system while mentioning the Little Lit series of books:

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
Wire.
Wire who?
Why’re the comic books in 741.5 when they’re not even NONFICTION? Huh?

Comic books are in 741.5, right next to the books about drawing, because the 740’s are the section for art books. That’s where you’ll find Little Lit: Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies, edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, which provides a sampling of traditional tales retold in comic-book form by a jaw-dropping array of illustrators and graphic artists. Fun for kids, teens, and adults, who might recognize some of the artists from underground comic books or the covers of The New Yorker magazine.

 


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