Saturday, November 14, 2009
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett, Illustrations by Adam Rex
Love Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown? Steve Brixton is all this and more, in Mac Barnett's tribute to these iconic series. Brilliant, funny, ironic, and that's even before the secret agent librarians. With the addition of Adam Rex's illustrations (spot on nostalgia to the well loved detective series of years past), this one's a gem.
Monday, November 9, 2009
- Go to The Name Generator. Click Generate New Name. The name that appears is your author name.
- Go to Picture Book Title Generator. Click Create Title. This is the title of your picture book.
- Go to FlickrCC. Type the last word from your title into the search box followed by the word “drawing.” Click Find. The first suitable image is your cover. It will give you the option to go to Picnik.
- Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Gettin’ creative is encouraged.
- Post it to your site along with this text. (Remember to include any legally required attribution for the FlickrCC image.)
- (Comment at 100 Scope Notes for the Cover Round-Up.)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
Part [boy] Clementine,
part Scaredy Squirrel, Alvin
guarantees some LAUGHS!
[This would be a great read-aloud...]
H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden
Charming "villains"; but
Little Shop of Horrors twist
almost makes it tank.
[Still...I will definitely read the next one! The characters were well done...the plot...well, judge for yourself.]