Weekend Reading-California by Edan Lepucki
All about books/Life in publishing
Crictor by Tomi Ungerer, 1958
From Nosey Mrs. Rat by Jeffrey Allen, illustrated by James Marshall, 1985
We are over the moon about our newest acquisition! Just last week we received a package filled with Ivy and Bean illustrations from the incomparable Sophie Blackall. Some of the sketches even received attention from a dog before she sent them along, because even puppies love art (though they express it a bit differently than people).
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon this little gem, Conversations with Book People, put together by Philip and Erin Stead (co-collaborators on a great book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, among others).
Each episode highlights an e-mail conversation with a different author and illustrator about the book making process.
The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It by Carl Sandburg, illustrated by Harriet Pincus
My dad used to read this story to me all the time when I was little, but not this particular version, which is kind of creepy. Harriet Pincus also illustrated a book called Tell Me A Mitzi that I used to love.
Holiday weekend reading