"What's for Din-ner??" inspired by food and Star Wars (FOOD WARS!) in children's book style! Don't take too seriously, this was just a fun and silly side project, hahaha-
When I get hungry, my brain starts making all the food puns, so apologies in advance if you feel the need to facepalm. xD Had so much fun with this! I put in a lot of my favorite foods, so the puns are quite biased, haha-- What alternative food puns can y'all think of?
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Babby Celeste’s Bath Time! ft. her dad and words by Lewis Carroll
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Beni La Roche – Ursula Rellstab, Der Professor und der grosse rote Fisch. Eine Geschichte in Bildern, Stutz, Wädenswil, 1968
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‘Zlatovláska’ (1911) by Karel Jaromír Erben.
Illustration by Artuš Scheiner.
National Library of the Czech Republic
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Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen
The MacMillan Company, Publishers
Artist : Eric Pape
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“Look carefully. There may be a gem in your garden.”
Gem is a children’s book written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie. It centers around a toad named Gem as he takes in everything spring has to offer. I found it while browsing the National Emergency Library which has recently made 1.4 million e-books free to read.
Gem contains some of the sweetest, most charming illustrations of toads I’ve ever seen. I strongly recommend checking it out. You can read it yourself here!
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Part of my job is processing all the new incoming books and putting our property stamp on them and barcodes, so I get to also see all the adorable new kid's books too with wonderful gorgeous art in them but ANYWAYS THIS NEW ONE CAME IN AND
"It Feels Good To Be Yourself. A book about gender identity" written by Theresa Thorn and illustrated by Noah Grigni. The cover shows the four main characters, one is a transgender girl, two are nonbinary in different ways, and one is a cis boy who is the little brother to the trans girl.
I typically don't read the kids books even when they are super cute but this one I HAD to read. So I start reading. And I just--
Here's a few pages: (short image description below)
Quick image description: Above are 5 pictures I took of pages that I really liked and made me extra happy. The first two are back to back pages of the book's introduction of JJ, who is a wheelchair user and is "neither a girl or a boy" and uses they/them pronouns. This is the text from the next two back to back pages depicting the four friends playing outside and coloring on the sidewalk: "Some kids don't feel exactly like a girl or a boy -- they feel like neither. Some kids feel like their gender identity isn't always the same -- it's often changing." [Next page] "And even with all these possible ways to be, some kids don't feel like any of the words they know fit them exactly right. There are a never-ending number of ways to be yourself in the world." The last page shows Ruthie after she came out to her parents as transgender. Her whole family (mom, dad, little brother, her, and a dog on the side) are hugging. The text reads "Oops! Ruthie was a girl all along -- they just didn't know it at first." End ID.
SO OBVIOUSLY IM ALMOST SOBBING AT WORK NOW OMG
This book is absolutely beautiful and so sweet and I encourage everyone to go see if they can borrow it at their library. It's a quick 2-3 min read, maybe 15 if you start getting emotional like my queer little heart did. I'm assuming there's a regular print version more widely available, and maybe a LT version too, and if my Hawaii library has a copy of the braille version I'm guessing others already have it too.
OH AND HERE'S THE BACK COVER I DIDNT NOTICE UNTIL AFTER I PROCESSED IT AND THIS PART REALLY GOT ME OKAY (text written below)
"No matter what your gender identity is, you are okay exactly the way you are. And you are loved."
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A Future Illuminated will be a collaborative, illustrated children's book series that explores the various types of love that can be found throughout Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.
Each book in the series will follow one of the many love stories — from platonic to romantic and familial to enduring love for humanity — that can be found in Les Mis.
With period-accurate fashion, dialogue directly from the brick, and child-friendly language and descriptions, A Future Illuminated is sure to have something for everyone.
A James has been writing for three years, including involvement with two film projects.
C Edwards has been creating art for three years and recently had her first art exhibition.
Image descriptions under the cut.
Top image: Clear blue skies stretch over an illustration of a 19th century Parisian cityscape. In the center of the image in typecase font reads, "This is a love story."
Second image: Some linework sketches of a gangly, cocksure boy of twelve in raggedy, canon-era clothing. One image is in full-color of him proudly grabbing the lapels of his jacket with a cheeky grin. The sketch page is labelled, "Gavroche."
Third image: Some drawing studies of 19th century Parisian architecture. The first is a photo of a building at the divergence of a road (Hotel de Jaucourt) next to a brightly-colored interpretation. The next is photo of a long, tall, thin building with a spire on the end; the illustration beside it looks nearly identical in coloration. The third photo is a densely-packed alleyway in surreal colors (purple, yellow, and orange).
Fourth image: A clothing study. The top of the page is lined with four fabric swatch patterns, and along the left side are five women in the same pose with different skin and hair tones and styles wearing different 1810s Regency fashions. On the right side is one woman, larger than the other images. Her hair is blonde, her skin is dark, and she wears a light-colored empire-waist dress and sash with a matching bonnet and cap. The whole image is labelled, "1810s."
Fifth image: A lineless, blocky Parisian architecture study. The building is colorful but muted with some shrubbery growing from the window boxes. Behind the building, the sky is clear and blue.
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Rejected cover sketch for current project.
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"Pond (from children nation masterpiece selection)"
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Pride month mascot - Mouse Mage Mag!
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An illustration by Francesca Yarbusova for The Fox and the Hare, from a book related to the animated film by her husband Yuri Norstein
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From my daily sketches of my dog.
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oh to be a little muckla living in pettson's garden
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Some more Arts and Crafts illustrations by C. B. Falls taken from ‘The Wild Flower Fairy Book’ by Esther Singleton.
Published 1905 by Dodd, Mead and Company.
The Library of Congress
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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
translated by mrs Edgar Lucas
Artist : Arthur Rackham
« Ashenputtel »
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What Makes a Shadow? by Clyde Robert Bulla
Scholastic Book Services, 1962
Illustration by Adrienne Adams
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Cheyenne and the Lost Gold of Lion Park by Park Frazee (Whitman, 1958)
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Alison Lurie on The Secret Garden
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