December 23, 2013

Holiday Postings

I'm sure it doesn't come as a surprise that there's no blog post this week. Between holiday shopping, people visiting, and me purchasing WAY too many books, there was never any hope of me writing a post. But you know what that means...

Awesome posts for 2014! Have an amazing holiday vacation, and I'll see you next year!!

Holidayingly yours,
Mel

December 9, 2013

Moons

So as these posts often start, this one began with me purchasing two books about moons in the same week, Emma Yarlett's Sidney, Stella and the Moon and Larry Phifer and Danny Popovici's World on a String. There are a few others out there I'll mention in this post, but not surprisingly the art of these books is very rounded rather than angular and each of the books heavily features circles and rounded objects. These curves, of course, are reminiscent of the moon itself and serve to draw attention to the titular character, the moon.

Yarlett's book features two siblings, Sidney and Stella, who do everything together except share. One day they're fighting over a ball, and they lose control as it bounces out the window...and smashes the moon! Together, they have to find a way to replace what they broke. Take a look: