{comics} no sleeping beauty

The Rise of Aurora West By Paul Pope; J. T. Petty; David Rubín (Illustrator) (First Second Books 2014) tradepaper. Having read Paul Pope’s Battling Boy, naturally I was eager to seek out The Rise of Aurora West. We’d met Aurora West in Battling Boy as the recently orphaned (before our eyes) daughter of Arcopolis’ Science Hero Haggard West. The RiseContinue reading “{comics} no sleeping beauty”

knock for yourself…

Day Fifteen: Knock! Knock!: My Dad’s Dream for Me By Daniel Beaty, illus. Bryan Collier Little, Brown for Young Readers 2013. Every morning, I play a game with my father. He goes knock knock on my door and I pretend to be asleeptill he gets right next to the bed.And my papa, he tells me, “I love you.”Continue reading “knock for yourself…”

{book} goldilocks and just one bear

DAY 24 Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson Nosy Crow, 2012 Alright, so I hadn’t intended another Goldilocks story but this one was staring out from the shelf at me. And I was curious about the “one bear” part. And I sort of read it and really really liked it so how couldContinue reading “{book} goldilocks and just one bear”

I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Candlewick Press, 2011 Hardcover, 40 pages. The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2011. The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal saysContinue reading “I Want My Hat Back”

press here

Press Here by Hervé Tullet Chronicle Books, 2011 Originally published in France in 2010 by Bayard Editions under the title: Un Livre. Hardcover, Children’s/Juvenile Picture Book—really, for all ages. Press Here is magical—and a delight for any age. The daughter, who is not only a very cool tween, but a TAG reader of books well-aboveContinue reading “press here”

courtney crumrin and the night things

in full disclosure: I had the pleasure of this read thanks to NetGalley, Oni Press, and an advanced reader copy. What follows is my free, fair, & honest review. Courtney Crumrin (Volume 1) : The Night Things, Special Edition Art & Story by Ted Naifeh The Courtney Crumrin stories were originally released in digest form since 2002.Continue reading “courtney crumrin and the night things”

{film} broken hill

…and an absence of glamour. A gifted teenage composer (Tommy), dreams of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, a good band is hard to find in the middle of Outback Australia – until a strange incident involving flying watermelons leads him to a group of talented prison inmates. ~published summary byContinue reading “{film} broken hill”

Every Thing On It

SPIDER A spider lives inside my head Who weaves a strange and wondrous web Of silken threads and silver strings To catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thoughts and bits of smiles And specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and cling For years and years and years…. ~ShelContinue reading “Every Thing On It”