We're planning something exciting in July for the bookstore. One of the coolest things would be several (hush!) Skype events with one of them being with Megan Whalen Turner, who's books i simply adore. So with all this excitement, we thought of doing up event specific bookmarks with quotes from the authors' previous books. Mari … Continue reading When is a thief not a thief?
I think I want to curate a table of picture books that talk about death. The recent Shinsuke Yoshitake translation (by Thames & Hudson) is a lighthearted yet thought provoking read about death. (all his books in this series are kind of philosophical) So, Mari and I were talking and she said I thought you … Continue reading Let’s think about a final Goodbye Part 1
Every child's library should have a picture dictionary of sorts. Ergo, so should every good children's bookstore (or children's section in a bookstore). When I was growing up, I thrived on reading and comics was an important part of the diet. I don't remember if we had a picture dictionary, but when I was in … Continue reading First word books and The Big Book of Words and Pictures (Gecko Press)
I started a page to document my trials and tribulations, and constant regret (which will not be stated, but will always exist) over agreeing to curate a sort of retrospective picture book exhibition in conjunction with a certain publisher's anniversary (pictured here. Pix taken from one of my own books).
There's no rhyme and reason to which book I should write about first. So, I thought I'd choose a book that was there at the very beginning, and suddenly popped up right now. perhaps in the nick of time. We're Going On A Bear Hunt (words by Michael Rosen, pictures by Helen Oxenbury) was one … Continue reading Gone bear hunting