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I always like to illustrate Yahoo! 360 with a few pictues. Here are some from The New York Times’ “best illustrated children’s books of 2009“:

ONLY A WITCH CAN FLY

ALL THE WORLD

2008 is worth a view too. I don’t care whether it’s the latest or not. I’d like to find the British or French equivalent though…

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Lucy Cousins, thank you!

1173788288-hr-7From very early on Sam watched Maisy the Mouse‘s adventures wth her friends Cyril the Squirrel, Charlie the Elephant, and Talulah the Bird. We watched the videos and read the books, and sometimes talked about the stories. Sam liked it because it was safe – nothing bad ever happened. Except when Cyril once waited too long before he went to the toilet. And Eddie once hurt his knee. (Sam would insist we fast forward those episodes. )

I like the affirmativeness of the stories. Maisy plays. She works. She spends lots of time with her friends. Doing all sorts of ordinary things like making lemonade or having a bath. I like Lucy Cousin’s illustrations too – so bright and simple . (Apparently Maisy just drew herself one day – which is a great way to come into being.) The videos are very faithful to the books. And the music in the videos – from the wonderful Umbilical Brothers – is great too.

We have already written to Lucy Cousins to say thank you, and she wrote us back a very nice little note. But now our thanks are a matter of semi-public record.

 

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