Our friends’ daughter just bought this book, The Day the Crayons Quit, at her school book fair. I saw it when we went to their house for dinner last night, and I liked it so much that I sat there reading it instead of being good company. It’s so clever, and the illustrations are great.


I wrote recently about how you know at first glance sometimes that a picture book might be special. Well, in some cases, you don’t even need the glance: when you’re already familiar with the author’s work. My first exposure to writer-illustrator Elisha Cooper’s work was his lovely 2006 picture book Beach, which takes the reader through a full […]

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