Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press, 2014) You know Mac and Jon. You love Mac and Jon. Now meet Sam and Dave. You’ll love Sam and Dave. Don’t rush into the pages just yet. This is one of the best covers I’ve seen in a long while. If we weren’t so aware that […]

Mix It Up!

(image via here.) by Hervé Tullet (Chronicle Books, 2014) First of all. Welcome to the new Design of the Picture Book! I’m super excited to feature this particular book as the first spot in my face-lifted blog–its heart and soul of art and play is exactly what I think these new digs represent. Do you […]

A Very Special House

by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins, 1953) School’s been back in the swing of things for a couple weeks, and it has been bananas. But I’ve got this beautiful new space and some read-in-me-for-hours lounge chairs and the kids named our bright new sitting area The Birdhouse. This week: shelves and books. The heart and […]

Fox’s Garden

by Princesse Camcam (Enchanted Lion, 2014) It’s hot in Los Angeles. Like, super really really hot. That’s why this book is an especially welcome reprieve. A book with snow in it? Please. A book with cool blues and winter scenes? Yes. This is Fox’s Garden. It’s a lovely little book.