Today's wonderful book is an oldie but goodie from the early 1990s, written and illustrated by one of children's picture book greats, Lane Smith. Lane first came to fame in the children's book world after illustrating The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf (written by John Sczieska). This book broke all sorts of new ground in it's shifting of the point of view, ironic voice, and innovative illustrations. Since then Lane has gone on to write quite a few wonderful books including this one and illustrate many more.
Here's what I particularly love about this book - 1) the art 2) the beautiful lyrical language 3) the engaging characters, 4) the way the language is like a lullaby 5) the art.
I think you'll love it as much as I do.
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature a surprise reprise from over nine years of archives.