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Feet, Scents, and Wild Things


Nope.  Almost fit everything in, but two little items remained.  Here they be:

  • And I’ve come to this a bit late, so if you’ve all already seen this, forgive me.  In Where the Wild Things Came From: How Children’s Books Evolved from Morals to Madcap Fun, the online magazine Slate has this odd little slideshow up that is covers the history of children’s illustration from didactic texts to madcap frenzy.  The pictures and history are just ducky, but I was a little weirded out by the authors’ continual attempts to compare pictures to things we would recognize now.  In this light, an anthropomorphized sausage brings to mind Mayor McCheese and the Pillsbury Dough Boy while The Goops become predecessors to South Park.  It may be worth it just to see Sendak’s illustration from The Hobbit, though.  Thanks to Educating Alice for the link.


  • The newest Carnival of Children’s Literature is up over at MotherReader.  Those of you with new children’s literary blogs might want to jump onto the next carnival, given a chance.  They provide fun and instantaneous readership.  Plus, this particular carnival offers tips for blogging.  Gander away!

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Elizabeth Bird About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist. 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 NYPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.