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Big Fat Whale
| November 02, 2011
The return of Tomi Ungerer
Last week, the children's book artist Tomi Ungerer returned to America for the first time in over a decade.
| June 24, 2011
Funny you should say that
I'm pretty confident in saying that humor is probably one of the key things that separates us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.
| June 18, 2011
The man in the yellow fur coat
The cultural critic Mark Dery worked as a clerk for Manhattan's Gotham Book Mart in the early '80s. One afternoon, he was taken by surprise.
As the Boston Athenaeum stages an Edward Gorey retrospective, his biographer reflects on the artist's lasting legacy
| February 04, 2011
Review: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Middle-school antihero Greg Heffley may depict himself as a comic illustration in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling kids’ books, but director Thor Freudenthal turns him into an outright caricature.
Leave It to Beaver , according to Eddie Haskell
| March 26, 2010
Review: Where the Wild Things Are
I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
| October 16, 2009
Review: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
This bizarre animated adaptation of Judi Barrett's cult-classic children's book by Phil Lord and Chris Miller ladles up much to chew on yet little that's appetizing.
Animated fare will leave kids unsatisfied
| September 18, 2009
The parent trap
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
| February 03, 2009
In her near-40-years working in the field of children's literature, Boston-area resident Anita Silvey has been everything from a publisher, to an editor, an author, a lecturer, a reviewer, and even a professor.
| January 16, 2009
Congress bans kids from libraries?
Is it possible that Congress has just inadvertently turned millions of children’s books into contraband?
New safety law may prohibit children under 12 from libraries – or make many books illegal
| January 09, 2009
Belle and Sebastian | The BBC Sessions
Call ’em twee or call ’em bookish (after all, they did take their name from a French children’s book), but don’t call Belle & Sebastian anemic.
| November 18, 2008
Interview: Art Spiegelman
"When you don't understand a painting, you assume you're stupid. When you don't understand a cartoon, you assume the cartoonist is stupid."
| November 13, 2008
Reading is fundamental
Some of the books I enjoyed most this year were written for an audience more than 10 years my junior.
Last-minute items to toss under the tree and more
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| December 12, 2007
The Art of William Steig by Claudia Nahson, et al.
Yale University Press | 208 pages | $40
| December 03, 2007
Every picture tells a story
“Dear Diary: I know I should be asleep already, but I just can’t sleep if I don’t write this all down. I’ll burst!”
Children’s-book illustrators at the New Art Center, Alexander Ross at WAM, and Hélio Oiticica at Harvard
| March 06, 2007
A film about one of the world’s bestselling children’s books and the ballsy British woman behind it marks the stirring return of Babe director Chris Noonan. Watch the trailer for Miss Potter (QuickTime)
Renée Zellweger’s Miss Potter doesn’t peter out
| January 03, 2007
Flashbacks: November 17, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| November 15, 2006
Not just kids’ stuff
Children’s book illustrators have a pair of challenges.
Celebrating a classic children’s book at the RISD Museum
| May 02, 2006
The incredible shrinking library
When a leaky roof closed the Washington Park branch of the Providence Public Library in January, a small number of children’s books were moved to a nearby former Benny’s store on Broad Street, and the branch’s literacy and after-school services fanned ou
Facing a $900k deficit and angry book lovers, the PPL reconsiders its city-wide approach
| April 27, 2006
Madonna, Lynne Cheney, and Ray Romano have all written children’s books, why not rising British literary star David Mitchell?
David Mitchell’s belated bildungsroman
| April 13, 2006
This sweet confection stars Emma Thompson (who also wrote the screenplay, adapting the Nurse Matilda children’s books) as the magical nanny who descends on a brood of unruly motherless British children and ever-so-gently teaches them to behave.
| January 25, 2006
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