Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Frogs and Mice

Two picture books I loved recently:


Nic Bishop Frogs -- Fantastic, amazing photographs! And very nice text as well. Not too heavy, not too light. Its books like these that make me go to the Juvenile non-fiction section more often than the regular ol' stuff. I mean seriously. When there are such fascinating, understandable texts on the ground floor, why would I go upstairs and try to wade through something dull? Love it.

Once Upon a Twice -- by Denise Doyen, illustrated by Barry Moser. Found this one over at the PlanetEsme blog, and she likened it to Jabberwocky. I LOVE Jabberwocky! The version illustrated by Graeme Base. Aaaanyway. This one is not exactly like Jabberwocky, I mean, Carroll made up SO many new words with that one. Practically every other word at the beginning is nonsense. Once Upon a Twice does more with wordplay than word invention. Still, I was tickled by it. And the illustrations are the perfect atmosphere. Check it out!

2 comments:

  1. Cool! I love Jabberwocky too! I have it memorized because my high school choir sang a rendition of it that was crazy and so fun. Anyway, did you know Nic Bishop is coming to the Center for Children's Books to speak in early October? Let's go!

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  2. 'Once upon a twice' sounds like it's definitely worth a look. I love all forms of word silliness, and often a perfectly descriptive word pops out of my mouth only to find no one knows what I'm talking about.
    Maureen Hume
    www.thepizzagang.com

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