What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Bárður Oskarsson

h1 November 28th, 2014 by jules


“…’She is totally flat,’ said the rat.
For a while they just stood there looking at her.”

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This morning over at Kirkus, I write about the anniversary editions of Robie H. Harris’ It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health and It’s So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families. These informative and thorough books for children (must-haves for parents and children’s libraries) on sexual health and puberty have been updated for their birthdays this year. Both books are illustrated by Michael Emberley.

That link is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Bárður Oskarsson’s The Flat Rabbit, and I’m following up with some art today.

Enjoy.


“They went to the park to think. At least the dog was thinking —
so hard that his brain was creaking. Where could they move her?
And what if somebody found her and ate her? …”

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“‘Watch the ears!’ said the dog, while carefully peeling her flat legs off the road.
The rabbit was so thin, he was afraid she might tear. …”

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“…The dog was quite proud of their excellent work,
but the rat wasn’t convinced the tape would hold. …”

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THE FLAT RABBIT. Copyright © 2011 Bárður Oskarsson. Translation © 2014 Marita Thomsen. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Owlkids, Toronto.

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2 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Bárður Oskarsson”

  1. Commented on this over at Kirkus but still thinking about it and just have to say that this book has really left me thinking. Really an interesting read!


  2. […] Rosengart of his own.     Jules: Yes, I wrote about that book here at Kirkus (with art here at 7-Imp). I am still thinking about that book, even after all this time. It’s even part of […]


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