The Mystery of the Missing Soap
I wonder what Charles Dickens was thinking when he wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …
The Magical Web Bridge
I love birds. From there stems my desire to pick up any book with a story of a bird, with birds on the cover or in any of its pages.
When the visitor comes to you…
On a chair. He was asleep. Dreaming? The visitor arrives. And he opens his eyes. Startled. Most unwanted. Go away! But not so easy. Visitor is here to stay. Stays. He eludes instead.
Must we pick flowers?
‘My parents have been picking flowers their entire life. I hate picking flowers.’
The opening lines and the heap of pink flowers welcome you to no ordinary ‘flower picking’ but a metaphor for something rather stark – manual scavenging.
When Book Art Travels Beyond Books
Picture books delight us with their wide array of illustrations in differing styles. Each illustrator has his or her own style and approach that adds to the story. So what do illustrations look like before they are printed?