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The Arrival

For my birthday, I received the beautiful hardcover edition of The Arrival┬áby Shaun Tan. The pictures are beautiful and the story is engaging and very interesting. What’s interesting about this book is that there are no words! However, with clever use of paneling and other inventive ideas, the pacing of the story moves wonderfully and you know what? It doesn’t need words. If you haven’t seen it before, I recommend checking it out. It’s a very fun book that you will come back to over and over. I’m sure I’ll notice details I missed the first time through.

Lizard Drool

PPP (Picklesoda Poetry Project)

I know, dear reader, that this may seem a trite topic, but I must be contrary and say that it is not so. As I am working on my new alphabet book, I can’t help but wonder if I should follow the normal convention of “A is for Apple” or branch out and simply declare boldly, “apple.”*

What do you think? Which is better? Let me know what you think.

A is for Apple


* Do not worry, my alphabet book will be much more exciting than mere apples…

1) On the day I was born, so were 356,793 other people.

2) Edwin Morris hates sunsets.

3) The man stepped out into the humid night, the revolver at his side two rounds lighter.

4) Be a big girl, step down from there.

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