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It’s Picture Book Month again–time to look at Caldecotts or just marvel at your favorite illustrations. But what about a picture book that depicts invisibility?
“My mother named me after a cow’s rear end.” How’s that for a first line?
Back-to-school books might not be on school supply lists, but they can be very helpful for easing the dread and/or butterflies that come with the first day…and I’m not just talking about the kids.
For all that words are often disparaged over actions, they can do quite a lot. Poorly thought out words can hurt horribly, despite their speakers’ denials. But words can also, given the chance, act. A well placed word fights back, … Continue reading
Who’s afraid of the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf? A rabbit with a piece of chalk and some not-too-shabby drawing skills, that’s who.
I knew I was in for something when I saw both Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen on the cover–two of the darkest-humored authors in children’s lit. I was half right; this is a dark book. (Ahem. Sorry.) It’s also a … Continue reading
One of the most frustrating things about kindergarten, for me, was trying to tie the teacher’s shoe. If we could do that, we got a pair of bright orange shoelaces. I and another kid couldn’t and didn’t, despite our best … Continue reading
What do Cinderella and a vampire have in common?
People have always been fascinated by whether–or what–animals might be thinking. So you have pet psychics, Garfield‘s deadpan snarky thought bubbles, Martha‘s cheerful verbosity, and any number of other talking animal stories. But thanks to some dedicated scientists, we know … Continue reading