Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Saturday, July 17, 2010


CAROL BAICKER-McKEE has done some brilliant 3-D multi-textured collage art and photography for several children's picture books, for ages baby-preschool.

  •  MimiMIMI written and illustrated by Carol Baicker-McKee (ages 4-8). Mimi is a quirky little piglet, who wears a purple cape and a silver tiara.
  •  Cheep! Cheep!CHEEP! CHEEP! by Julie Steigemeyer, illustrations by Carol Baicker-McKee (baby-preschool). These chicks cheep, they peep, they creep, and they leap!
  • Merry Christmas, Cheeps! MERRY CHRISTMAS, CHEEPS! (same as above) The family of chicks gets ready for Christmas!
MOLLY BANG has written and illustrated another beautiful picture book in 3-D cut paper collages and paintings...

  •  The Paper Crane (Reading Rainbow Book)THE PAPER CRANE (ages 4-8) Story based on an ancient Chinese folktale - a stranger enters a restaurant and is served a fine dinner by the owner of the struggling restaurant and his young son. He tries to repay the kind owner with an origami crane made from a paper napkin, that dances when they clap their hands.
ROBIN BRICKMAN has done some intricate, 3-D paper sculptures for the following children's nature and animal books:

  •  A Log's LifeA LOG'S LIFE , by Wendy Pfeffer (ages 4-8)
  •  WingsWINGS, by Sneed B. Collard (ages 4-8)
  •  Beaks!BEAKS!, (same as above)

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