No Two Are Alike
Yesterday I cooed and ooed over eggs painted by a variety of different children's book illustrators. Today we turn our eyes instead to snowflakes. Snowflakes for a good cause, no less. Yes, Grace Lin and her husband Robert Mercer, according to the Blue Rose Girls blog, "compiled this little gem of a book that features a collection of snowflake art created by dozens of children’s picture book illustrators." The book is called Robert's Snowflakes: Artists' Snowflakes For Cancer's Cure and features work by Eric Carle, Denise Fleming, Marjorie Priceman, David Shannon, Emily Arnold McCully, David Macaulay, Graeme Base, Ian Falconer, David McPhail, Trina Schart Hyman, four of the Blue Rose Girls, and many others. Not only that, but it also sports some poems by Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, Janet Wong, Jennifer Holm, Charlotte Zolotow and Crescent Dragowagon, April Halprin Wayland, Carole Lexa Schaefer, Elaine Magliaro, etc.
You can get all the info you'd possibly need here, along with some great shots of the snowflakes inside. Honestly, this might be a good holiday gift for the kidlit lover on your list.
And just to remind you how talented Ms. Lin is in other areas as well, here's what she made for Thanksgiving as posted on her blog.
Turkey Cupcakes. Genius. Is there anything she cannot do?