I am so delighted to be introducing today's video review. In this book of rhyming poetry, Calef Brown takes us on a wild romp through his imagination using vivid contemporary surreal language. The illustrations in "Polka Dot Bats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories" are as outrageous as the text with fun and fascinating color combinations, wild compositions and shapes, and painterly moves.
Two big takeaways in this:
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 the wonderful Ave Maria Cross