In the middle of hurricane Sandy it’s pretty nice to huddle with children’s books, like Eloise, and think about the women like Kay Thompson, who wrote them. It stops you from turning to cannibalism too quickly. More
Topic: children’s books
I mean, J.K. Rowling‘s is pretty obvious: More
Over at Babble, writer Amy Sohn recently wrote a piece about the book “Go the Fuck to Sleep.” The faux-children’s tome was written by Adam Mansbach, about how much he wants his kids to settle in for the night so he can go watch a DVD. In her article, Sohn wonders whether the story could have been written by a mom like herself, and still been as well-received.
I think Nibbles, Elizabeth Taylor’s chipmunk friend, is probably the most important and exciting “news item” of the day/week. The children’s book – which Taylor wrote at 14 – contains “photographs of the two friends together” and chapters like “Concerning, Among Other Things, My Most Wonderful Birthday” (I don’t want to spoil anything, but Nibbles gets a friend!) You can buy the book here, unless it is already sold out from everyone frantically clicking at the same time. – via Hugparty More
I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in having happy childhood memories about the Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. I only wish I could have followed it up with Avery Monsen and Jory Jones All My Friends Are Dead. Dinosaurs, zombies … More
I guess we didn’t discover him, discover him, but until this moment we did not know that the Hispaniotan Solenodon existed. Now we do. And we’re going to go write a children’s book about him. It’s going to be the … More
Some people think The Giving Tree is a timeless tale of love and sacrifice. Those people are wrong. Ryan Gosling will help you understand: That book is so fucked up; that story’s the worst. I mean, at the end the … More