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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Apr 30, 2023

“Children, my dear boy, children.” [GREE] 


Parenting is a mystery to everyone — even to Sherlock Holmes. That's the premise of the books brought to us by author Arye Dworken and illustrator Mike Weinreb.

Eleanor and Alistair Holmes are lucky enough to have Sherlock Holmes for a father, but Holmes isn't quite as sure of himself at home as he is at work. This is the recurring theme that Dworken first explored in Sherlock Holmes and the Dinnertime Mystery and examines from another angle in Sherlock Holmes and a Father's Time.

Arye Dworken joins us to discuss his enduring love of Sherlock Holmes and how he expresses it in these delightful children's books, examining issues that haunt all parents, from work-life balance to the day-in and day-out routine of meal preparation. 

In this discussion about children's literature, we talk about authors we love and methods they've used, together with Dworken's inspiration, his choice of illustrator, and where the series goes next.

The Canonical Couplet should be an easy one. Don't miss this chance! If you submit a correct answer and we choose your name randomly chosen, you'll get a copy of one of Arye's books.

Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by May 14, 2023 at 11:59 a.m. EST. All listeners are eligible to play.

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