bringing art to life

Day Sixteen:  Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look and Illus. Meilo So Schwarz & Wade Books 2013 When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy, his brush doesn’t want to cooperate. Instead of characters, Daozi’s brush drips dancing peonies and flying Buddhas! Soon others are admiring his unbelievable creationsContinue reading “bringing art to life”

a lemonade stand in winter?

Day Twenty-Six: Lemonade in Winter: A Book about Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins, illus. G. Brian Karas Schwartz & Wade, 2012. I’ll start with the less positive spin: “A Lemonade Stand in a Snowstorm? No one will be on the street! No one will want cold drinks! But Pauline and her little brother,Continue reading “a lemonade stand in winter?”

a mighty good picture book

Day 13: The Mighty Lalouche by Mathew Olshan and illus by Sophie Blackall Schwartz & Wade Books, 2013 “One hundred and a few-odd years ago, in Paris, France, there lived a humble postman named Lalouche” (1). When he is let go from the postal service and needing work, he finds that the skills that madeContinue reading “a mighty good picture book”

{books} saving summer & certain allergies

Today is the last day of the school year for N and we are looking forward to summer. She has already signed up for the Summer Reading Program at the local Library. I need to sign up (they have awesome drawings–even for adults!). So I hope you’ve signed up with your Library. There is Scholastic’sContinue reading “{books} saving summer & certain allergies”

{book} Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, & Other Fatal Circumstances

A cure for those hours steeped in academia ala textbooks and essays? Lenore Look’s Alvin Ho. I’ve been intrigued by the title for awhile, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances, so when I saw it face-out on the Library shelf I brought it home. This is the fourth book inContinue reading “{book} Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, & Other Fatal Circumstances”