Monday, October 27, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
|Logo by Vin Vogel|
Tara Lazar (whose sixth picture book just sold, btw!) posed a question about how a writer can summon their muse. I always revert back to my corporate training in flowcharting when it comes to questions like this.
Monday, October 20, 2014
" ...so the goblins pulled baby out, leaving another all made of ice."
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
|"Argh!!! I can't eat this. |
This story isn't even
(Angry Bear by Malowanki via
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Yes, all of these books have a little bit of nudity, but they all make it necessary to the story or the experience of the book. If you have other favorite books which fit here, please share them in the comments.
"And fell through the dark, out of his clothes."
(In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak)
I can't lie: a lot of Sendak books scare the doody out of me. The thought of nearly being baked alive definitely scares the doody out of me. Thankfully Mickey is resourceful enough to save the cake and save his hide. Speaking of his hide, we see a lot of it! Many illustrators use a well-turned body of a well-placed prop to hide the goods, but not Sendak who gives a full frontal 4 times. I think it's relevant to read this 1970 book in context of the streaking craze which began in the late 60s. Are we less free now than we were then?