Sweet and Shorts: That Purple Bird

Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 5.52.56 PMThis stained glass window lives in my library. I know. It changes color throughout the day and just makes me so happy. It reminds me that the dreary and dusty bits and cobwebbed corners won’t last forever.

Have you read Aaron Becker’s JourneyAfter a bunch of us read it together, a kid said, “I think that bird is in our library.”

If you’ve read it, please tell me you just gasped with delight. I did. Got goosebumps even! If you haven’t, let this trailer convince you.

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Lately on Design Mom: Silence and The Story of Fish and Snail

Neil Gaiman on libraries and daydreaming.

A look at updated gender roles in Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. I particulary love that ‘beautiful screaming lady’ changed to ‘cat in danger.’  (Kudos to Burgin at Vintage Kids’ Books My Kid Loves for the find!)

And this. Oh, man. The Re-Sendakify Sendak Project. My heart stopped at the Where the Wild Things Are in the style of Saul Bass, and it was all a bunch of oohs and ahhs from there. So good!



  • Posted October 18, 2013 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on KMSRAJ51-Always Positive Thinker.

  • Posted October 18, 2013 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    That’s one of the best trailers I’ve seen–the music and the images and the text all blended together perfectly. Beautiful and magical!

  • Posted October 18, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Beautiful video -I’ll definitely check it out. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors and I loved his article. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  • Posted October 18, 2013 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Just breathtaking. I’m showing this to my kids–inspiring. They love to see what authors are doing to show off their books.

  • Posted October 19, 2013 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    I’ve got Journey on my wish list, but haven’t read it yet. Must get to it! And thanks for the fun links!

  • Posted October 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    This one will go on my Indie Wish List…beautiful illustration, lovely trailer…Thanks Carter.

  • Posted October 23, 2013 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    convinced and charmed

  • Posted October 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Have to read this. Loved the trailer!

  • Posted November 4, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    nice picture

  • Posted November 6, 2013 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Beautiful video! Utterly alluring and engaging…I look forward to the Journey.