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Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford creates coloring books that take a little more time and effort to keep the color inside the lines. Complicated and beautiful, her coloring-book drawings include a special ingredient.
Just look at these images from The Enchanted Forest, and you’ll have to agree!
Now get a copy of The Enchanted Forest for yourself, and break out the color pencils!
There’s a Wild Thing in the White House!
When reading a book aloud, it’s always fun to act it out. President Obama showed bad boy Max who the REAL King of the Wild Things is when he read Where the Wild Things Are to participants in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the nation’s capitol. Grrr!
Happy birthday to one of my all-time favorite book illustrators, Edward Gorey! Mr. Gorey long ago passed from this world to the next, but his beautiful and strange drawings will live on as long as there is imagination, humor, and weirdness in the world.
⌃Paedophryne amauensis is a species of frog from Papua New Guinea. It is the world’s smallest vertebrate.
⌃The Lilliputian Violet, found in the Peruvian Andes mountains, grows to be only one centimeter tall.
New York City’s Little Free Library may be the world’s smallest lending library. Designed by Venezuelan architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, it is one of ten mini-libraries in the city.
⌃This is the view upon entering this single-person space. It already looks crowded!
It has what we want, though. Books! And the instructions couldn’t be simpler. This library for people on the go is definitely a case where big things have come from something small.
Edward Gorey is one of my all-time favorite writers and illustrators. Celebrate his birthday by checking out his awesome art!
He created the cover of one of my all-time favorite books. Celebrate his birthday by checking it out of the library!
In a day that’s filled with school, work, and chores, it’s a blessed relief to put all worries aside and escape into the funny, exciting, suspenseful, and informative pages of a good book. What are we waiting for? Let’s all take a book break now!
Wrap me up in moosebeards and spank me with a pine cone! THE BOY WHO HOWLED escapes into the world in paperback today. Thank you, Bloomsbury Children’s Books!