a book on ballet

Day Twenty-One: Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alexandra Boiger. Clarion Books, 2011 Tallulah is convinced that she will be a great ballerina, all she needs is a tutu. Her mother thinks that perhaps lessons wouldn’t hurt, and so Tallulah goes to ballet class. Things go well until she discovers getting that tutu isContinue reading “a book on ballet”

{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 2)

Yesterday I posted a bit of what I learned about LeUyen Pham. Today I am looking at a few of the picture books she illustrated. A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). Marilyn Singer, a renowned poet, offers 18 poems involving outdoor play withContinue reading “{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 2)”

“The word, gentleman, is a public concern of the first importance.”

The word is dada. Hugo Ball in costume for reciting a sound poem, 1916, Zurich. The second time I took a course on Modern British Literature (not because I failed the first), we were again required to present some one or some thing that was contextually relevant to the life&times we were studying. I choseContinue reading ““The word, gentleman, is a public concern of the first importance.””