Fusenews: In My Heart and In My Hand, Why Don’t People Understand My Intentions?
Oh man, oh man. Check out what Collecting Children’s Books just found in the stacks. It’s the oddest trend in children’s book publishing I have ever heard of. Care to check out a monosyllabic version of Robinson Crusoe? Peter was sorely tempted to write his entire post in words of one syllable, but gave up after the first sentence. I admire his intentions just the same. Sometimes I feel like my own posts can essentially be reduced down to, "Bah? Gah!". Oh, and while you’re on his site, check out his post on phantom books. You know, those elusive volumes that sometimes get as far as sending out ARCs and then mysteriously disappear without a trace. Peter has an eye on a Louise Fitzhugh postumous title that looks particularly interesting.
Yay yay yay, it’s Free Comic Book Day. It only comes but once a year, so find yourself a local retailer willing to give out the goods and go to it. Read, my pretties, READ!
Editor Cheryl Klein shoots the poop (so to speak) on what she likes to see in an artist’s portfolio. Dinosaurs. All she wants to see are dinosaurs…. nah, I’m kidding. And Cheryl, if you start getting a million dinosaur submissions, totally not my fault.
Henry Cole (subtle, clever, illustrating fool that he be) has a step-by-step process showing how he goes about creating a picture from start to finish. Many thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
Crooked House found today’s daily visual and boy is it purdy. It comes from one Mr. Peter Callesen. Enjoy.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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