Monthly Archives: May 2015

Architecture According to Pigeons

by Stella Gurney and Natsko Seki (Phaidon, 2013) Do kids’ books have room for one more smart pigeon? You’ll be glad you let this one in, because Speck Lee Tailfeather is another flier with a healthy confidence and a chatty nature. Speck’s mission is world travel, focusing on buildings from a bird’s point of view. He sees things differently. His words are […]

Everything Under a Mushroom

by Ruth Krauss and Margot Tomes (Four Winds Press, 1973) I’m not a real wild-and-crazy kind of person. Last Saturday I took a Pilates class at 3:30, and the teacher said it’s always such a weird time because most people like to spend their afternoons at the beach or the ballpark. Or perhaps they have to get […]

A Lion in Paris

by Beatrice Alemagna (Tate, 2014) First of all. This book opens the wrong way. I mean, it’s completely right, but it is unusual in all of the most wonderful ways. Also, it’s huge. It’s the size of a cookie sheet or a throw pillow, which is also unusual in all of the most wonderful ways. After […]