What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Ivan Chermayeff and Giselle Potter

h1 July 29th, 2016 by jules

“… and look proudly at my dollhouse.”


Please! I was thinking I was thinking I love you a billion a zillion a whillion
a gorillion a hippopillion a rhinocerillion an elephantillion”

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Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got Randy Cecil’s Lucy (Candlewick, August 2016) on the mind.

That is here today.

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Last week, I wrote here about Sandol Stoddard Warburg’s The Thinking Book (AMMO Books, May 2016), illustrated by Ivan Chermayeff and originally released in 1960, as well as Giselle Potter’s This Is My Dollhouse (Schwartz & Wade, May 2016). Below is a bit of art from each book.



From The Thinking Book:


Time-to-get-up right-now and I didn’t say anything because I was thinking
because I was thinking”

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And sweater—it’s time to put on a sweater I was thinking
I was thinking of hands and feet and arms and legs …”

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From This Is My Dollhouse:


“This is my dollhouse. It used to be just a cardboard box. But then I painted bricks on the outside and divided the inside into rooms and made wallpaper with my markers and it became almost like a real little house.”
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THE THINKING BOOK. Text copyright © 1960 by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. Illustrations copyright © 1960 by Ivan Chermayeff and used by permission of the publisher, AMMO Books, Los Angeles.

THIS IS MY DOLLHOUSE. Copyright © 2016 Giselle Potter. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, New York.

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