Thursday, March 27, 2008

I'll read anything by this author! Jon Scieszka makes me laugh out loud. Just click on his website to see his face and laugh.......what's with the facial-hair experiment Jon?!!!
Cowboy and Octopus is a group of seven little stories about an unlikely friendship. Each story has a little lesson about true friendship. It's super fun to read for both kids and parents. Picture an octopus in a tooth fairy costume.....see what I mean?!!
Jon is also the author of the popular Stinky Cheese Man and a really great kids art book created for the MOMA called Seen Art? It's the story of a kid who is looking for his friend Art and gets led into the MOMA. He sees Art for the first time ; Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, Dali, Matisse, Miro and 54 other artists. I forgot about the awesome collection of works the MOMA has and this book makes me want to visit again, asap.
Speaking of art and artists, Lane Smith is the artist who has collaborated with Jon on several books. They make a perfect team. Lane somehow captures true human expressions in his odd character creations. His art is so unique and indescribable that you must visit his site to see.

1 comment:

  1. Just thought I'd add for anyone who doesn't already know, that Jon has been appointed the first National Ambassador of Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress. And there are some good interviews with Jon on some of the kidslit blogs. I really like his collaborations with Lane Smith too.


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