Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ezra Jack Keats

Posted by PicasaI don't know how I've been blogging for over a year and haven't done a post about Ezra Jack Keats yet!  And I am also a bad children's lit blogger in that I still don't own a copy of Keats' 'The Snowy Day'!  I know, it's crazy that I don't own it, it's a classic!  I plan to buy it for my daughters this Christmas.  Speaking of daughters, I now have 3, not 2!  My newest little girl Brielle is now 2 weeks old.  :)  So I thought 'Peter's Chair' would be a good post to commemorate that, as in the book Peter the older brother adjusts to his new baby sister.  My older 2 girls seem to be adjusting pretty well so far to their baby sister... hopefully that continues!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cinderella - Disney Storybook Favorites

Posted by PicasaLove these gorgeous illustrations by Retta Scott Worcester, an illustrator for Disney in the 1930's and 40's.  I learned an interesting fact - that Retta was best friends with Mary Blair! (another amazing Disney artist.)  So funny as I had been thinking that her style reminded me of Mary's.

As I was thinking about the topic of Disney, I am realizing that my 7 year old has actually not seen a lot of the Disney movies.  I think she may have seen parts of Cinderella but not the whole thing.  She recently got the re-issue of The Little Mermaid on blu-ray for her birthday so now she has finally seen that one.  Don't get me wrong, she watches more than her fair share of tv, but I just haven't had a lot of Disney movies around for her.  She does watch the Disney Junior channel a lot and she would definitely love to go to Disney World!  I would love to take the kids too - I did not go as a young child but I did go to Epcot Center when I was 16 and again when I was in my late twenties.  Some of my favourite Disney films are Robin Hood, Peter Pan, The Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, and more.