Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Long Way Away

Do you remember Frank Viva’s Along a Long Road? I love it so much that I wrote about it here and for Design Mom. It’s a favorite. This weekend I picked up his latest, A Long Way Away, and it’s just as much a favorite. (That reminds me: Do you know Brian Regan’s little league […]

Sweet and Shorts: Fitz Fitzpatrick and Storypanda

You’d think a combination career in books and motion graphics would make me an expert at digital storytellling platforms, right?! So wrong. My friend Julie Hedlund is that expert, though, and I’m so looking forward to learning from her brilliance at SCBWI LA next weekend. (Are you going?) Anyway. This story app from Fitz Fitzpatrick and Storypanda made my eyeballs do […]

The Other Side

by Istvan Banyai {published 2005, by Chronicle Books} I’m a big fan of another Istvan Banyai book, Zoom. Turns out, I’d been holding that book in my clutches so tight, that I completely spaced out on this one. This one that came out eight whole years ago. What?! The Other Side is just that – a […]

Sweet and Shorts: Lost My Name

One of the things I love about keeping this blog is the crazy creative people who share things with me. I’m looking at you, crazy creative people. Asi Sharabi emailed me about Lost My Name, a labor of love created by three dads and an uncle. And in his words, it beat putting up wonky […]

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure

by Matt Luckhurst {published 2012, Abrams Books for Young Readers} Matt Luckhurst’s playground home on the web is a whimsy-thrill for your eyeballs. I particularly love this page of Paul Bunyan goodies, including the trailer: I think you can see what I mean before I even want to tell you about it. THAT TYPE. Rewind.I […]

Flora and the Flamingo

by Molly Idle {published 2013 by Chronicle Books} I think the first Molly Idle illustration I ever saw was something from her latest release, Tea Rex. She had me at the pale pink and yellow striped wallpaper. Done for. But the pale pink and yellow in a freshly-cracked-open Flora and the Flamingo might have pushed me […]

We Believe in Picture Books

Have you seen Candlewick’s yearlong celebration, We Believe in Picture Books? Here’s my friend Julie Falatko, who has an eye and heart for fantastic picture books and writes ones that are ridiculously offbeat but perfectly in tune. And her kids are four of my favorite strangers on the planet. Right? And speaking of Candlewick, my […]

The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck

by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery {published 2013, by G.P. Putnam’s Sons} Remember this guy?! He’s back! And he’s loose on a fire truck! Guaranteed to be another smile-maker. From Laura’s website: This smart cookie is back in a new adventure! On a field trip to the fire station, the Gingerbread Man falls out of […]