Sweet and Shorts: That Purple Bird

Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 5.52.56 PMThis stained glass window lives in my library. I know. It changes color throughout the day and just makes me so happy. It reminds me that the dreary and dusty bits and cobwebbed corners won’t last forever.

Have you read Aaron Becker’s JourneyAfter a bunch of us read it together, a kid said, “I think that bird is in our library.”

If you’ve read it, please tell me you just gasped with delight. I did. Got goosebumps even! If you haven’t, let this trailer convince you.

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Lately on Design Mom: Silence and The Story of Fish and Snail

Neil Gaiman on libraries and daydreaming.

A look at updated gender roles in Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. I particulary love that ‘beautiful screaming lady’ changed to ‘cat in danger.’  (Kudos to Burgin at Vintage Kids’ Books My Kid Loves for the find!)

And this. Oh, man. The Re-Sendakify Sendak Project. My heart stopped at the Where the Wild Things Are in the style of Saul Bass, and it was all a bunch of oohs and ahhs from there. So good!

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