Friday, December 3, 2010

patty cake cats

a friend sent this to me and I'm sorry but it IS friday so silliness is in order

(wait. sorry. silliness is ALWAYS in order)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tree of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer has a new book coming out called Tree of Codes and he made it by taking his favorite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz and cutting out the words to create a completely new story. wow.

This is an image of the book.

He uses sculptural means to craft a story--and reminds us that books have bodies! This is one that I can't see working on a nook or a kindle or even an iPad.

Books with bodies!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Project Sunshine Visit

Earlier this month I was privileged to visit Cohen's Children's Medical Center on Long Island with Project Sunshine

Schwartz & Wade at Random House very generously donated the books so that we could give each child their own copy. (Thank you!)

The day started at Penn Station for me with a pigeon pooping on my head. So of course it was quite fitting that I should begin the reading with a manners book (the pigeon clearly had never read of it).

This is little 5 year-old Tayema and we are reading  HOW TO GET MARRIED BY ME THE BRIDE and BEING A PIG IS NICE. The hospital IT people also filmed the reading for their close circuit TV thing where children from their various beds could join in--probably about 50 of them--and it will also be put on their TV loop.

Oh dear. Poor children. All I can say is I'm glad I don't have to watch myself on endless loop--no doubt you are too. (It's not just me on the loop mercifully. They have other authors and entertainers on there too.) 

But seriously what a wonderful charity. 

Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children and families living with medical challenges. You can volunteer here and/or give here.


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