13.9.13

Happy Dahl Day: Twits and Eejits


In keeping with this year's Dahl Day theme of Mischief and Mayhem, I offer up this little video via my son.





This also reminds me that we still need to find a copy of The Eejits (there's a look-inside at that link if you are curious).

The Eejits, of course, is the Scots version of Roald Dahl's The Twits done by Matthew Fitt and produced by Itchy Coo and Black & White Publishing.

Around here we are still dreaming of the Scots versions of The Henry Books!

For more Dahl-ingness, see my next post on the wonderful work of papercut artist Jayme McGowan.

12.9.13

Paper Dahls

These papercut illos for Roald Dahl stories by Jayme McGowan are pretty gosh-darned wonderful.  You can buy prints at her Roadside Productions shop and you can see the whole series in the wonderful LMNOP magazine.



Matilda
The Fantastic Mr Fox


*re-posting from earlier in honour of Dahl Day.


4.9.13

Back to School

All the pictures people are posting online of their children's first day back to school have reminded me of a perfect back-to-school book I meant to mention this week. 




Noni is Nervous by Heather Hartt-Sussman with illos by Geneviève Côté is about a little girl starting school for the first time and worrying about all the little things that seem huge when you are that size. Great gift for first week of school.