Sweet and Shorts: The Phantom Tollbooth

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 9.27.59 PMA week ago, I scooped up a stack of books at the bookstore. One of those was a replacement for a long gone copy of The Phantom Tollbooth.

Yesterday, I saw this.

breakerCheck out the project’s Kickstarter if you’re as smitten as I am. A Norton Juster limerick personalized for you? Swoon.

Speaking of swoon, I mentioned on Facebook that I have taken to calling this illustrator Christian Robin-swoon. His art is breathtaking, and over at Design Mom this week I sang the praises of Harlem’s Little Blackbird.

Happy weekend!

ch

14 Comments

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    I loved the Phantom Tollbooth. Glad to know there is a documentary coming out. Enjoyed the trailer. I love to hear stories of collaboration. Beautiful cover for Harlme’s Little Blackbird. Simple and inviting.

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    It is! Hope you get a chance to check it out sometime.

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    I would love to read the book! Beautiful illustration indeed!

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    This made me want to go out and get the Phantom Tollbooth for my son!

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Do it! I’m reading it this weekend!

  • rnewman504
    Posted September 6, 2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    What a terrific video! I’m going to add the Phantom Tollbooth to my list.

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Your site is like a high-quality seminar for a beginner in the picture book field (moi!). I learn something every time you pop into my in-box. Mille grazie!

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Miss Molly! This made my day. Mille grazie back!

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I super love Rabbityness…it’s a beautiful book on a hard to discuss subject.

  • Posted September 6, 2013 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    You are so right. Trying to wrap my brain around it.

  • Posted September 7, 2013 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    LOVE Robinson’s art!

  • Posted September 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    One of my not-so-secret daydreams is that sometime in life I’ll write something he illustrates. Go big, right?!

  • Posted September 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    love love love your blog! have i told you recently?…just stumbled upon designmom.com (which i looooove) and look! there you were! you have a dream job.

  • Posted September 8, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    ps: it’s time to be an adult and learn to use twitter.