Aug 8, 2008

a hole is to dig







take a look at this book from ruth krauss, with drawings from maurice sendak. "a first book of definitions". it's really funny, with sentences like "a face is so you can make faces", "the world is so you have something to stand on", "eyebrows are to go over your eyes", "a tablespoon is to eat a table with",... it's a bit absurd, but soooo funny! and supercute drawings!
also check "open house for butterflies", in the same series.

10 comments:

Lisen said...

Looks really funny! I like your picture book recomendations! Picture books is one of my favourite thing in life!

ashley said...

oh wow- what a find- i love anything sendak illustrates- lucky you to have your paws on a copy!

karin said...

I like absurd and I like Maurice Sendak.

yasu said...

hmm super cute book!makes me smile..yes, i like absurd too

andrea tachezy said...

Lovely book!

hannna said...

the book looks nice. a coincidence: i read in the paper today about a japanese choreographer who made the dancers repeat sentences from this book!

mieke willems said...

hi hannah, that sounds strange! will take a look on the internet about that!

hannna said...

hei again, it is happening here, in helsinki. they have had the premier tonight. choreographer's name was Kuroda. i will try to get a ticket.

mieke willems said...

hi hannah, thanks! checked it, but couldnt find more info. if you've seen it, let us know something!

rienk said...

a blog is to a comment on.
grappig boekje!