The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Illustrated by Michael Sieben - Reputable Texan contemporary artist and designer, Michael Sieben was recently commissioned by Harper Collins to illustrate L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
With all the hype about the new blockbuster film, Oz the Great and Powerful (out in theaters in two weeks), Harper Design could not have picked a better time to revive the outdated look of the famous story. It would have certainly been a shame if the story’s main characters were forever linked to the glamorous faces of Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz instead of the now amazing new characters developed by Michael Sieben.
With over sixty un-traditional, full-color illustrations included throughout the book, the dazzling journey along the yellow brick has become an exhilaration stroll through a contemporary art gallery. The beautifully reimagined takes on Dorothy, Toto and all their interesting friends and enemies will surely have you and your kids giddy with excitement.
Visit msieben.com to get your copy.
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri - Yesterday, the New York Times published an article entitled Notable Children’s Books of 2012. While browsing, I came upon “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. The premise; dragons love tacos!
The same kooky author and illustrator that are responsible Those Darn Squirrels! bring their irresistible charm to their new collabo that tells the story about what happens when a taco party is invaded by crazy taco eating dragons. Mild tacos are okay, but don’t let them get those spicy ones!
A wonderful story for anyone who has an affinity for dragons and/or tacos and/or laughing….so everyone, right?! Available now at tacocave.com
Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists - New York Times Bestselling Author and Wired.com editor, Ken Denmead, has released his third book in his “Geek Dad” series. The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists is full of inspiring, educational and truly nerdy projects to take on with your kids. Learn how to make invisible ink, build a MacGyver Radio, extract DNA, build a wind tunnel and much more.
Full of instructional illustrations throughout, this book puts the fun back in science. Available through geekdadbook.com
Room For Children by Susanna Salk- If you are looking to redecorate your kids’ room, consider looking through Susanna Salk’s Room For Children. The unique spaces showcased in this book prove that good design is just as important for your kids’ rooms as it is for the rest of the house. Whether you are working with a large space, or something really small, you’re sure to find something functional and whimsical in Susanna’s inspiring book.
If you’re super down, the good folks at LittleCollector.com will be hosting a talk by Susanna at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City in April. So go check that out!