In a Pickle

July 26, 2012

It's totally normal for your kids to pin a pickle to the bulletin board, right? From World of JulieDear Children:

In the future, please do not pin pickles to the bulletin board. We are not amused.


The Management

P.S. Ok, we’re slightly amused.



New Review: Magritte’s Marvelous Hat

July 25, 2012

Magritte's Marvelous Hat: Book review on Brain Burps About BooksI am so in awe of D.B. Johnson. He wrote the whole series of Henry books about Henry David Thoreau (as a bear), and a very cool book about M.C. Escher, and his illustrations have such a cool modern quality that isn’t all cute bunnies wearing bows and rolling in the clover. Which I appreciate.

His new book, Magritte’s Marvelous Hat is, well, astoundingly good. And very cool. And extremely innovative.

And all of this is leading up to me telling you that my review today on Brain Burps makes me sound a bit like my 12-year-old self explaining why I think Shaun Cassidy is the cutest. I’m sort of breathlessly excited about this book. You know what? I don’t care. So I get breathlessly excited about books? There are worse things to get all worked up about.

You can see more info on this Brain Burps episode (interviewing Dina Weinstein about the Syd Hoff exhibit) here, or you can listen directly by clicking here. Enjoy!