Posts Tagged ‘great moments in picture books’

Carrying Carrots

25 July 2011


A good way to carry your carrots when you pretend you’re a horse is put them inside your shirt. Probably you’ll need a belt or a piece of string around your middle so they don’t fall out when you gallop.

By Ruth Krauss, Illustration by Crockett Johnson
From How to Make an Earthquake, Harper & Brothers, 1954

Ruth Krauss was born on July 25, 1901.

Have I said before that I want to be Ruth Krauss when I grow up?

Don’t Shrink at the Table

22 February 2011

“If you want to pretend you’re shrinking, that’s all right,” said Treehorn’s mother, “as long as you don’t do it at the table.”


From The Shrinking of Treehorn
by Florence Parry Heide, drawings by Edward Gorey

It’s Treehorn week! Today is the birthday of illustrator Edward Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000), and author Florence Parry Heide celebrates hers on February 27th. She is interviewed about Treehorn here.