Monthly Archives: June 2012

12×12 in 2012

Usually in this corner of the interwebz, you are my {somewhat} captive audience and I bombard you with my graphic design and picture book obsessions. Aren’t you lucky?! So today…some respite. Sometime last November, while participating in the lovely Tara Lazar’s brainchild, PiBoIdMo, I stumbled across Julie Hedlund’s wild idea: DO SOMETHING with all of […]

Chloe, Instead

When I saw this trailer for Chloe, Instead by Micah Player, forget about it. I had to have this book. Adorable. So when my friends Alethea and Aly held a massive and amazing story time event called Picture This!, AND Micah Player was there, well, then…duh. So what if I was a little taller than most […]

And Then It’s Spring

{Ok. So I know that summer JUST started and I’m a season late on this. But in all fairness, it’s pretty much summer all the time in scorching southern California, so I’m going to blame my tardiness on the fact that living here is like one long day. Some days it’s hard to tell if […]

Emily’s Runaway Imagination {guest post}

Speaking of sentimental favorites, check out this other gem I found at my parents’ house recently: Once upon a time, I was seven, and was already obsessed with books. The lovely ladies at Lost in A Book invited me to post a nostalgia review, and this is the book I chose. Happy reading!

Go, Dog. Go!

When I was a little girl, quiet and lanky and clumsy, my dad took me to the library every Saturday morning for story time. The librarian’s name was Bunny. I’m pretty sure I thought that was a fake name. I vaguely remember getting my first blue and white library card. I remember that it clicked […]

Stuck {WINNER!}

So that SOMEONE NICE? ANNA!  Congratulations, Anna! Email me at with an address where you want your very own STUCK to land!  


It’s IMPOSSIBLE to not love Oliver Jeffers. Remember his mustache?! Well, listen to him read Stuck, and prepare to be enchanted: I can’t follow an act like that, but let me tell you a few things I love about this book. 1: The endpapers. What a great grid of all of those THINGS that Floyd flings […]

Boy + Bot

words by Ame Dyckman + pictures by Dan Yaccarino {Why yes, they ARE a match made in heaven!} Boy + Bot is an endearing tale of friendship between a charming and unlikely duo. Their generosities to one another when the other is broken will turn you into a puddle awwwww mush on the floor. The […]