Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

written by Emily Haynes, pictures by Sanjay Patel {Please, please, please…if you live in San Francisco, GO SEE THEM at the Cartoon Art Musuem on October 4th. Please! For me.} Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth is based on a legend in Hindu mythology, but this version has jawbreakers! And a mouse pal! And SPECTACULAR illustrations! Spectacular is […]

Good News Bad News

by Jeff Mack THIS BOOK HAS THREE WORDS. Sorry for shouting, but I am in awe. Good, bad, and news. That’s it. But the story wrapped up in those three little words is hysterical, endearing, frustrating, and satisfying. Kudos to Jeff Mack, this is some serious storytelling. {And truly, there are four words, but I […]

A Thank You and a Congratulations!

Danny! Email me your address, and I’ll send PANTONE COLORS your way! And everyone else? Thank you for reading. It’s been fun. How about another year?

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

{by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith} I was a freshman in high school when this book was published. (I hope you’re bad at math.) I bought a copy in college, and had a summer job at a library. I bought a copy after graduation, and became an elementary school librarian. I bought a copy to […]

A Penguin Story

{by Antoinette Portis} I heard Antoinette Portis speak this summer at SCBWI in LA and she was a sheer delight — funny, smart, and so willing to share her creative process. I missed an opportunity to pick up a signed copy of this book earlier this summer at Once Upon A Time in Montrose, and […]