…then you should get a hold of if you want to see a whale by my pal Julie Fogliano and her collaborator Erin Stead. I just bought two copies at Greenlight Books where Julie was signing with Erin and Phillip Stead. There are lots of whales in it, along with some roses, a bird, a [...]
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Look at this lovely package I received from Texas Exile Books: It’s a really cool 1950′s edition of Chéri and the Last of Chéri, , which I’ve been wanting to reread for a while, and a nice, personal note recommending some other Colette titles. There is a movie tie-in paperback of these books, but how [...]
I recently came across a Blank on Blank animated interview with David Foster Wallace in which he admitted he was known as the Grammar Nazi when he was teaching at Illinois State University. He mentioned that a comfort with the use of the semicolon was an understood prerequisite for being his student. I have confession to make: [...]
I have an article about Unusual Creatures by Michael Hearst in the Park Slope Reader. He’s a composer and author amongst other things. If you are in and around Brooklyn, check out his performance at Barbès on May 18th at 6pm. You won’t be disappointed.
These picture books aren’t billed as “Earth Day” reads, but they get my vote for celebrating the planet we live on in the most organic and lovely way. I love DB Johnson’s illustrations in Henry Hikes to Fitchburg–they’re like Picasso for kids! And somehow he’s managed to make the Thoreau idea pretty succinct, too. No [...]