Hello kids! Sorry I’ve been off so long, but my mother has been ill and came to live with us for a month or so. She’s on the mend and home now, so I’m able to steal a few moments for me. It’s been many weeks of reflection and soul searching, and but it’s nice to have my office all to myself again.

That said, just wanted to let you know about a few things. Next week I’m going to be hosting some guest posts from my friend Thingummery on a handful of really rad kids books she’s found recently in her estate sale travels. Plus, I’ll be back more regularly with awesome things like the above end papers from Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Doolittle in the Moon. Fabulous! Drawn & Quarterly has a new Astrid Lindgren reprint out, Pippi Fixes Everything. Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story is playing in NYC this weekend. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is out next weekend which is based (VERY) loosely on the brilliant followup to the actual book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs called Pickles to Pittsburgh.

And it’s official, after all the books I’ve read to and supplied to my son, all he wants to do is draw and read graphic novels. My greatest dream and worst nightmare combined into one. Maybe Stephen King will someday show him that it’s not necessary that all novels be read aloud by Mommy. 🙂

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