@thebrucemuseum Wild Reading: Animals in Children’s Book Art From the Big Bad Wolf to the Frog Prince and Peter Rabbit, animals have long played central roles in children’s literature. Now the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut is exploring how and why artists highlight certain animal characteristics. Wild Reading: Animals in Children’s Book Art, which openedContinue reading

Book Chat Part One with Leonard Marcus

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Leonard Marcus, considered by many to be the leading authority on the history of children’s books in America. He has written dozens of books, from biographies to histories to collections of interviews with authors and illustrators.  2013 has been busy for Mr. Marcus -he wrote anContinue reading “Book Chat Part One with Leonard Marcus”

Fun in Philadelphia on the Fourth

Illustration from The Lion and the Mouse © 2009 Jerry Pinkney Studio. All rights reserved. Celebrating Independence Day in Philadelphia will be especially patriotic next week, because two of the city’s museums have just installed exhibits dedicated to a pair of America’s most celebrated and accomplished artists. The Philadelphia Museum of Art opened an exhibitionContinue reading “Fun in Philadelphia on the Fourth”

Maurice Sendak, Leonard Marcus and Google’s Wild Doodle

            If you saw the Fine Books Facebook page on Monday you may have been enticed to guess who will grace the magazine’s summer cover.  A hint to seek out that day’s Google Doodle (see below) would have led you to Maurice Sendak, arguably the twentieth century’s preeminent illustrator of children’sContinue reading “Maurice Sendak, Leonard Marcus and Google’s Wild Doodle”