Tuesday, March 25, 2014

sabrina arnault

Mad about these creations by French illustrator Sabrina Arnault. Based in Montreal, the artist's work is delightfully simple and elegant but wonderfully playful at the same time.

One of my favorite things about working in children's books had to be the importance of artwork in books for younger readers. Even though I was on the editorial side of things, participating in the selection of the images used to tell a story was delightful...coming across images like Arnault's sends my imagination running wild with fun book ideas.

I first spotted these images on the blog miss moss. Check out her original post on Ms. Arnault here.

happy birthday, mister rogers

As a child, my Nana would ONLY let me watch PBS. This meant I spent a ton of time with Mister Rogers while my parents were at work. He was my absolute favorite.

When I heard of his passing in 2003, I was, like I'm sure a ton of kids from my generation were, really, really sad.

A few weeks ago the sweet doc "Mister Rogers and Me" caught my eye on PBS and it was wonderfully refreshing to learn more about the man behind the show. Fred was an unbelievably swell guy in real life as well. He spent his summers with family in a Nantucket cottage called "The Crooked House." He was also a vegetarian because he didn't want to "eat anything that had a mother."