Blogger issues, aaaggh! Ahem... My pointy gnome hat is coming along nicely. I think next time I will pick a chunkier yarn for more texture, but I can't wait to see it on my girl!!
Last week, I shared with you a pop-up illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen and was fascinated with the familiarity of their artwork. Well, I've gone head over heels with Alice and Martin. I have started digging and searching and found a trail of all sorts of wonderful visual and literary treasures they've created!
Take Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses, for example. Grant it, this book has been republished, oh I don't know, 100 times. Okay maybe not 100, but it was first published in 1885. Since then, most re-publications have had different illustrators each time. It seems that 1951 was the printing in which Alice and Martin did the illustrations. I'm in love. Fair warning, this won't be the last time you will hear of the Provensens :).
I'm still reading the same books from last week, and now have added A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (audio). I think I am enjoying it so far, but it's still too early to tell for sure. But along with my latest obsessions with Provensen's illustrations, my thoughts keep turning to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Have you ever had the strong urge to re-read something, like right this very minute?!! Oh what to do, as if three books weren't enough already. But isn't that what summer is for? Fickleness and flightiness? Distractions and obsessions? Stories and dreaming?? Uhhh, okay, maybe it's just me :)...
Cheers to summer!!