links, parentheses, and exclamation points

Sean at his Cyclebabble posted “The Meaning of Bicycles: L (part 2)” yesterday. I would be the L mentioned there. This time there is a pic of me at 18, cold and likely zoning out as off to my right Tobias is telling a story I’ve heard twice (no, the drinks came later, I wasContinue reading “links, parentheses, and exclamation points”

sugar and spice and

Hugging Hour! By Aileen Leijten Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers), 2009. I did a post on Illustrator John Rocco and came across his wife’s page and was taken with her work as well. I found Hugging Hour! at the Library. To Drool, it feels like her mom and dad have been gone an awfully longContinue reading “sugar and spice and”

ah, nicoletta

It has been some months since I featured one of my favorite Illustrators Nicoletta Ceccoli. The blog “7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast” posted on a new picture book by Ceccoli and they had this video where Ceccoli talks about her work. I immediately went to see if the Library has some picture books with Ceccoli’sContinue reading “ah, nicoletta”

Rocco’s Moonpowder

Once in a while I like to look at an Illustrator, sometimes following their Illustrations to find new reads. This is one such post. *********** introduced: For the Spring 2011 Edition of TalyaWren, our humble zine, the daughter interviewed one of her favorite authors Adrienne Kress whose book Alex and the Ironic Gentleman has remainedContinue reading “Rocco’s Moonpowder”

a Blackall connection (2)

Sophie Blackall is one of my favorite Illustrators, children’s books or no. When I try to think of just one word to describe her work: Vivacious comes to mind. Odd, I know, but it works. Her Illustrations are “attractively lively and animated.” She is one of those Illustrators whom I will read the book becauseContinue reading “a Blackall connection (2)”

a Blackall connection (1)

Sophie Blackall is one of my favorite Illustrators, children’s books or no*. When I try to think of just one word to describe her work: Vivacious comes to mind. Odd, I know, but it works. Her Illustrations are “attractively lively and animated.”** She is one of those Illustrators whom I will read the book becauseContinue reading “a Blackall connection (1)”

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Horns & Wrinkles by Joseph Helgerson Illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 357 pages of a 7.59×5.50x.56 in. book. I have a list of Authors of whom I try to keep track. A similar list of Illustrators is fairly non-existent. Reading more and more comics, I try to keep track of Artists, and IContinue reading “&”