Archive for June 2012

Favorite Food Picture Books!

It was a pleasure to be invited to write about my favorite picture books for the Children’s Book Review, and fun to focus the theme with my favorite food picture books. The list is long, but I narrowed it down to these fun books by well-known writers and illustrators: Bread and Jam for Frances; The Seven Silly Eaters; Yum, Yum, Yum; Pancakes! Pancakes!; and In the Night Kitchen. Click on over to the Children’s Book Review to read my post, and then tell me, what are your favorite food stories?

Six Word Summer: Vintage Baseball

Inspired by Smith Magazine’s Six Word Story project, Literary Mama blog editor Karna Converse came up with the idea of the Six Word Summer blog post to capture some of summer’s moments, and I’m going to try to play along.

Today we took the boys to a baseball game in Golden Gate Park in which the players follow 1886 rules; we watched the San Francisco Pacifics play the Oakland Colonels. The fielders wore gloves barely bigger than their own hands, and when they got a runner out, they’d remind each other how many “hands down” (outs) they had. But really, this picture and these six words capture it well, I think:

In vintage baseball, players say “Sir.”