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Author Spotlight: Lauren Child

January 6th, 2008 (05:28 pm)
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Some people like to mix and match. I like to match, not mix. I can't wear clothes which mix patterns within the same piece. I won't wear blue jeans with a patterned shirt that doesn't have blue in it. I'm serious. I'm seriously strange.

Even though I don't mix it up myself, I do appreciate the artistry of Lauren Child. She has a cool style which uses pieces and patches, combining photography and illustrations. Here are a few quick examples of her work.

Child's writing is hilarious, and her artwork always matches her stories. I've read many of her picture books and juvenile novels, and I declare myself a fan of her original characters Charlie & Lola, who now have their own television series, and Clarice Bean, a sassy girl who loves reading books about her favorite spy. In addition to her original works, Child also retold The Princess and the Pea as a picture book and provided the illustrations for a new edition of Pippi Longstocking translated by Tiina Nunnally.

I've read and enjoyed:
Clarice Bean, That's Me
I Want a Pet!
Beware of the Storybook Wolves
I Will Not Ever, NEVER Eat a Tomato
My Uncle is a Hunkle Says Clarice Bean
I Am NOT Sleepy and I WILL NOT Go to Bed
My Dream Bed
What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?
That Pesky Rat
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
I Am TOO Absolutely Small for School
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
But Excuse Me That Is My Book
The Princess and the Pea
Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

- as well as the aforementioned 2007 edition of Pippi Longstocking.

Check out her complete bibliography at Wikipedia

Visit Lauren Child's official website at www.milkmonitor.com

Comments

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: January 7th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
glasses

I love The Princess and the Pea, and the last Clarice Bean title, of course.

Which book is the first picture you posted from?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 7th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: January 7th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
i could've danced

What a FUN title.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 7th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)

:)

Posted by: boothyisawesome (boothyisawesome)
Posted at: January 7th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)

I read "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato" for my Children's Lit Annotated Bibliography. I enjoyed it a lot. :) Twas a fun book. Yay Lauren!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 7th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)

Good times and picky eaters! I think that book and A Bad Case of the Stripes go well together.

Posted by: imcoolerthanu2 (imcoolerthanu2)
Posted at: January 8th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)

I'm also a big Lauren Child fan, and, being also a big Pippi fan (I wanted to BE Pippi when I was nine), I've really been looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this particular book.

I don't think it's so strange to want to match. You're just being detail-oriented. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 8th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)

You'll definitely like this edition.

Yay!

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