READING Oh What a Busy Day by Gyo Fujikawa. It may draw bedtime story time out longer than you’d like (trust me no one’s more “over it”by bedtime than I am) but it’s so worth it because your kids will LOVE it. It truly captures a child’s day in a beautiful and basic way that will remind you why picture books are so special.
EXCITED for the sequel to Dragons Love Tacos, one of our favorite funny books, that will be available in May 2017. The author, Adam Rubin and the illustrator, Daniel Salmieri are clearly going to hit another home run, simply based on their hilarious comments about the upcoming book.
“After the success of the first book, I struggled with ideas for a worthy follow up,” says author Adam Rubin. “Failed attempts include: ‘Ogres Love Ice Cream’, ‘Dragons Love Nachos’, ‘Dragons Love Tacos: In Space’, ‘Dragons Love Christmas’, and ‘Dragons Make Tacos: an illustrated guide to Mexican Cuisine’. Finally, I asked myself, ‘What would happen if the world ran out of tacos?’ The answer is: I would finally write a sequel that I really like.”
Illustrator Daniel Salmieri adds, “After four years, I was worried I had forgotten how to paint tacos, but it turns out it’s just like riding two thousand tiny bicycles.”
OBSESSED with making it to NYC in time to check out the exhibit The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children’s Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and the Bank Street College of Education.
IMPRESSED and inspired by the women of Bharat Babies. Their mission is to design and produce developmentally appropriate books that tell children’s stories about India’s heritage. I’m planning to check out Hanuman and the Orange Sun and Ganesh and the Little Mouse this week.