Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Little Bit of Diversion

The end of the semester has come and gone, but the thrills of summer freedom seem to have skipped over a head or two. At least, that is how I and some of my peers have been feeling the past few weeks what with relentless projects that continually evolve (soon to be shared here!). In the meantime, it's nice to take a short break and enjoy a few lighthearted discoveries vis a vis the web:

If you're interested in picture books, in illustrating, or in award winning artists, check out Jon Klassen's guide to drawing/painting a bear in deep thought. Klassen was awarded both the 2013 Caldecott Medal for This is Not My Hat and a 2013 Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Extra Yarn. I warrant a lesson or two from someone who can work in a rabbit being eaten off-page in a darkly humorous fashion could go a long way...

If you need another reason to love libraries (really? you do?) or you grew up playing Domino Rally, this video from the Seattle Public Library's Summer Reading Kick-Off is definitely worth the view. And then just imagine what reshelving must have been like after the fact...

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