Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Dead Bird Rereleased

Personal fave The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown has been released by HarperCollins with new illustrations by Caldecott-winner Christian Robinson. Remy Chalip's original illustrations for this classic on love and loss will always be the best to me, but I do delight when a book that's been lost to generations of children gets reinvented so it can be loved once again. And Robinson is obviously skilled for the task. Other awesome books by Charlip include ThirteenArm and Arm, and Mother Mother I Feel Sick Send for the Doctor Quick Quick Quick. And maybe Margaret Wise Brown really will live forever. Wouldn't that be something?

If you can get your hands on the December 2000 issue of Vanity Fair, there is an article about Ms. Brown that is spectacular! Not to be missed.

6 comments:

Allen jeley said...

nice

Relyn Lawson said...

I'd never heard of this one. I'll have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is a fantastic resource. I have a 3-year-old and she and I both love eccentric, old, visually weird or beautiful picturebooks. We mainly get them through interlibrary loan. I wish there was an eccentric, old, visually weird or beautiful picturebook scene - or if there is one, that I was plugged into it! But your blog is the next best thing. Jeremy

Linda said...

Awesome. I love vintage. Thank you so much for sharing.

Tera said...

I did not know about this one!!!

Prairiecactus said...

Thank you....just started following and hope there will be more post soon...you are a treasure!

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