Google+ Reading Teen: Oh, the Thinks You Might Think About Some Super Swell Book Stuff

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oh, the Thinks You Might Think About Some Super Swell Book Stuff

Ok, first I have to show you this cutest-thing-ever book stuff.  This designer creates book jackets and bookmarks that compliment each other, and I think it's freaking awesome!  I love it!  The book marks are actually extensions of the jacket!  Check out a few designs:

Aren't they fantastic??  I'm dying!  The arrow through the apple??  Seriously, I love it!  You can check out more of these designs on Icoeye and you should!  They are awesome!

Second Swellness:

For its Fall 2011 collection, Penguin commissioned artist Jillian Tamakito to design hand-sewn covers of Jane Austen's Emma, Frances HodgsonBurnett's The Secret Garden and Anna Sewell's Black Beauty for its Penguin Threads series.

Check them out:

OH MY FREAKING GORGEOUSNESS!  Aren't they incredible??  Did you see the freckles on Emma?? The covers are actually wrap-arounds, which means the embroidery continues on the back.  Amazing!  You should head over to Jill's Sketchblog to check out the backs, and also to see a couple of "making of" pictures!  These will be released in the Fall.

And Last but not least:

A new book with seven original stories by Theodor "Seuss" Geisel, which were originally published in different magazines between 1950-1951, will be published for the first time in book form on September 27.  

It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure! Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen has hunted down seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959, they include "The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga " (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear with a single eyelash!); "Gustav the Goldfish" (an early, rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water); "Tadd and Todd" (a tale passed down via photocopy to generations of twins); "Steak for Supper" (about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner); "The Bippolo Seed" (in which a scheming feline leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision); "The Strange Shirt Spot" (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back); and "The Great Henry McBride" (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss himself).

In an introduction to the collection, Cohen traces the history of these stories, which demonstrate an intentional and significant change that led to the writing style we associate with Dr. Seuss today. Cohen also explores these stories' themes that recur in better-known Seuss stories (like the importance of the imagination, or the perils of greed). With a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines in which they appeared, this is a collection of stories that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second-grader) will want.

I am such a huge Dr. Seuss fan!  Who isn't right?  I can't wait to read these new, old stories!

Way too much time on her handsly yours,


  1. Those book jackets/bookmarks are too cute for words! I want!

  2. Okay, I'm already sold on all that. I'm such a sucker for things like this. I love this post! Thank you for bringing these things to me attention. :D

  3. OMG! Those books with the bookmarks are the most awesome thing I've ever seen!!

  4. Whoa!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I want ALL of them.

  5. 1) I want the Robin Hood because it may or may not have something to do with the book I am writing.

    2) Love Emma

    3) Love the good Doctor! : )


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