Tag Archives: children’s books

Whimsy and wonder

One of my pals is a children’s librarian. At times she shows me the Caldecott Medal finalists and talks about what makes them great kids’ books. They don’t always get it right—they missed Barbara Cooney’s delightful Miss Rumphius, for example. But they did honor Robert McCloskey and Virginia Lee Burton, and their 2011 pick, A […]


Several of my friends have sent me news stories about Dahlov Ipcar’s current show at the Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport. You can read about it here and here, and there is nothing I can add to those excellent interviews. At 98, Ipcar is suffering from macular degeneration and the loss of her friend and collaborator, the […]