The Unicorn Gets a Puddle!?

March 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today, based on past purchases, Amazon saw fit to tell me that Mo Willems was coming out with a new book, The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

The outrage and jealousy of Mo’s iconic pigeon protagonist is palpable. Over the course of the day, I coincidentally received several other news on children’s books and illustrations. And because the sun, skirts, and popsicles are making their way out of a long wintry hibernation, it feels right to sit cross-legged on the floor and open up some larger-than-average book with bright colors and plenty of space for imagining. Here are a few:

Author David McKee gives his best tips for how to draw an elephant. (Read the whole story here):

The Bear King illustration by illustrator and fellow blogger Sarah Goodreau is a complete story on its own. I love it!

Author Dallas Clayton’s colorful and joyful pieces are shown in his kid’s book The Awesome Book and his new book of poetry, The Greatest Writer Alive. They are indeed awesome.

And Sam Bradley with the Picture Book Report project (a group of 15 artists who illustrate the books they’re reading) chooses a scene from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book where NoBody Owens meets a friend.

A nod to childhood.


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