Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Researching characters can send you exploring in lots of directions. I'm working on a warthog.

A real warthog in South Africa is in a lovely little video here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Why don't we have something here like these English amusement parks with the fab theme song? Boys and girls, raise your hands if you think we should.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I've been thinking about newfangled things like ebooks and apps and how media can change. As a person who once sat in the Peanut Gallery, I think this is a fun example of that. Enjoy the little girl who mistakes the big bad wolf for a member of the cast.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Maybe sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the nobility of our pursuit. In case you didn't see this before, here are some ideas about picture books by people who have given the form quite a bit of thought.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Sometimes you find something so wonderful it gets you out of your blog blahs and inspires a post! This Kohler video was one of those things.

I had three boys, so I've seen a lot. Most little boys get into stuff. Many get passionate about stuff. Some little boys just really obsess about stuff. Later, they grow up to be men. Draw your own conclusions.