Tag Archives for Sendak

Island Dreams

“Robinson Crusoe” was published on 25 April 1719… Island stories provide dreamy locales to rehearse issues of control and chaos (from Parents’ Choice)

30. March 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Living Toys

For the very young, the whole world is alive–from talking teddy bears to the North Wind (from Parents’ Choice)

04. February 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

”If you go out in the woods today. . . .” (from the New York Times Book Review)

30. December 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Monsters Aren’t What They Used to Be

Nowadays, I am sorry to say, monsters aren’t what they used to be (from the Los Angeles Times)

27. October 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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James Marshall, We Love You

Jim Marshall, and who he was.

31. August 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Reading “Series Books” Backwards

Series books call attention to a special way of reading literature: over time. We can visit and then revisit Narnia or the Land of Oz. We can follow the further and developing adventures of Babar or the Hardy Boys or … Continue reading

15. July 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Sendak’s “Outside Over There”

“Outside Over There” is Maurice Sendak’s best work by far (from The Nation)

27. June 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Maurice Sendak’s “The Nutcracker”

(from the Los Angeles Times Book Review)

22. May 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling

  “The genius behind simplicity” [from the San Diego Union Tribune]

17. May 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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12 Representative American Children’s Books (For Irish Eyes)

“There is a real sense in which our prose is immediately distinguishable from that of Europe. . . . The great works of American fiction are notoriously at home in the children’s section of the library.”

11. May 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Counting Books

At first, numbering seems to require fingers and toes . . . 

28. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Interviews: Jonathan Cott

 Seuss, Sendak, Steig, Lindgren, Achebe, Travers, Opie

24. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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How Picturebooks Work

Which comes first? The pictures or the text?

23. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Mother Goose

“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep,”  “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Boy Blue”… (from the New York Times Book Review)

23. March 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Pop-Up Books

In addition to being moveable feats, Pop-up Books are Moveable Feasts. As bookstore owners observe, these kinds of books are flying off the shelves. Deservedly so. We are in the midst of a Golden Age of Pop-Up Books which, in … Continue reading

05. March 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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