Monday, August 27, 2007

addendum to my book post

I should have finished reading all the articles on NPR's summer booklist page before hitting publish on my last post. Here's one that I think might tickle the fancy of adventuring loving, sword wielding, newly parental types out there. Now who might that sound like?



Review also from Glen Weldon:

The first six issues of Mouse Guard, writer/artist David Petersen's epic-in-the-making about medieval intrigue among mice, has just been released in a nifty hardcover edition, and now's the time to get on board. Petersen creates a rich and painstakingly detailed world of anthropomorphized adventure in each panel; the battles are beautifully rendered and thrilling, but you're just as likely to marvel over his depiction of everyday life in a mouse village. (Check out the opening sequence.) If there exists anyone who is unmoved by the sheer, giddy awesomeness that is manifest in a fight scene between a crab and a sword-wielding mouse in a teensy purple cape, I don't want to meet them.

Hear, hear! I couldn't agree more.

Oh, and Jenn? The NPR summer reading list also has an article written by Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl who reviews younger reader books to recommend.

2 comments:

Sancho Mandritto Fentente said...

Oh we are soooo there Jean! Brien, being only 8 mos., has not started instruction yet, but he has already developed a lusty smack so it won't be long, and one always needs the proper literature to instill spirit ;-)

jean said...

Oh really? So you've heard about this book? It's new to me, but I read the excerpt and was instantly charmed. The illustrations are wonderful! Looks like a children's classic in the making if you ask me.

I am confident that wee Brien's literary future will be well guided. It's never too early, I say. Have you plied his "lusty smack" (as it were) to bath-time literature? They have these plastic blow up books that might attract his discerning palate. Just a thought.

And how about some more (recent) photos? The baby fan-club just can't get enough! This auntie wants to see how much he's grown!