Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone (Candlewick, 2003) by Timothy Basil Ering I have a feeling this is one of those books that you either adore to hyperbolic proportions or is completely off your radar.  I’m in the hyperbolic proportions camp, but it’s still a book I forget about. And then when I remember, […]

Everything You Need for a Celebration

It’s been a busy few weeks around here. I’m still trying to figure out where the summer part of summer is! But. It’s all been fantastic things.

The Queen of Colors

by Jutta Bauer (NorthSouth, 2014; originally published in Germany, 1998, as Die Königen der Farben.) I love the work NorthSouth is doing, and this book in particular has stuck with me for a while. So it’s a funny little book, but it’s also literally little, and there’s a lot of mayhem happening in such a […]

Martin Pebble

Martin Pebble (Phaidon, 2006; first published in French, 1969) by Jean-Jacques Sempé I love this book. I love the type on the cover. I love the yellow. I love the shape and the size and the story. I love Martin Pebble. He’s loveable. (I picked this up on a recent trip to Once Upon a […]