I’ve put my Alan Lomax research aside for a moment to tend to something more pressing — further revisions to The Day-Glo Brothers. My editor has made some great suggestions for making the text more readable without sacrificing the story or the science — strengthening both, actually.

Still, as of this morning, the main text does mention both uranine and anthracene. Yes, I know, these are as overused in picture books as ducklings and baby bunnies, but I hope the public will indulge me.