A Drop of Blood by Paul Showers, illustrated by Don Madden c.1967
The Envelope Please:
Edward Gorey, master of the mischievously macabre, shared a decades-long friendship and correspondence with Peter Neumeyer, a writer and professor whose childrens’ books he illustrated. Luckily for us they communicated via snail mail. Gorey’s fantastical envelopes, along with sketches, illustrations, and manuscripts, are reproduced in Floating Worlds, via Pomegranate Books.
©The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, courtesy Pomegranate (pomegranate.com)
The Giving Tree
We discovered at TEK’s shower last weekend that while the book The Giving Tree is a super awesome book & gift … the back cover, aka Mr. Silverstein’s crazy mug, is a little traumatizing.
Upon further research, apparently there is a line in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid where the dad keeps his son from getting out of bed at night by threatening him with the back of The Giving Tree, telling him Shel Silverstein would get him if he left his room.
That is hilarious, and sounds like something my father would do.
One of my very favorite illustrators, Quentin Blake, on the emotion of color.
It looks like Mr. Jon Klassen has done it again. This time with the help of Mac Barnett.
Go here to see more fantastic shots of the upcoming book.
…Jim’s wife Linda says of her husband and the buffalo: “They have shared a bond since Bailey Junior was only a few weeks old when we adopted him after the tragic death of the first buffalo that Jim and I had raised. Bailey Sr had become a family member. I guess he became our baby. I know that sounds bizarre.”
Picture: Sautner Family / Barcroft USA (via Pictures of the day: 9 November 2011 - Telegraph)
Things that should be kids’ books.
Who wrote music for kids’ cartoons in the Soviet Union? Would you have guessed Dmitri Shostakovich?