Interview with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman

Monday, September 17, 2007.

Mary Ann Hoberman (photo courtesy of Little Brown and Company)Sometimes, a passion for children’s books — especially creating them — extends through generations of the same family. Take for example Mary Ann Hoberman, an accomplished author of over forty children’s books and many more poems, and her niece Deborah Freedman, an architect who’s first children’s book, Scribble, was published earlier this year.

On this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman about creativity, memory, children’s books and how these two creative women have influenced each other in their work.

Books mentioned:

PEN essay mentioned: Mary Ann Hoberman, “And Yet…”

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Images:

  • http://www.hachettebookgroupusa.com/
  • http://www.deborahfreedman.net/

Reflection, Connection & Affection: Mama’s Saris

Friday, September 14, 2007.

Mama's SarisAuthor: Pooja Makhijani
Illustrator: Elena Gomez
Published: 2007 Little Brown And Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316011053

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Wrapped in crimson, green and gold, this warmly worded and richly illustrated account of motherly love shares a glimpse of the caring and compromise that can make minutes meaningful.

Other books mentioned:

After Ever After: The Frog Prince Continued

Saturday, January 31, 2009.

The Frog Prince ContinuedAuthor: Jon Scieszka (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Steve Johnson (on JOMB)
Published: 1991 Penguin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 014054285X

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Delightfully flippant dialogue and dark, stylized illustrations laced with familiar, fun-to-find details take us on a hilarious journey through the forest of fairy tales in this quest for missing marital bliss.

More fairy tales gone wild and fun with the familiar on JOMB:

HOTLINE VOICES: Paul Muller talks about passing along his enjoyment of Pickle Things (by Marc Brown), a book from his childhood, to his own son.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

Truth, Tyranny and Teamwork: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

The Mysterious Benedict SocietyAuthor: Trenton Lee Stewart
Illustrator: Carson Ellis
Published: 2006 Little, Brown and Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316003956

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Creativity, dexterity, integrity and retentivity are raised to the rank of super-power as four stray eleven year olds battle mind-numbing media, personal misgivings and the elaborate scheming of a mind-sweeping megalomaniac in this puzzle-filled, cleverly hilarious page-turner.

You can watch a great little documentary about Carson Ellis’s album art fame here.

Robert’s Snow Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure: Auction #2 Begins!

Sunday, November 25, 2007.

Diane Greenseid's Spunky 2007 SnowflakeAuction 2 will begin accepting bids on Monday, November 26th, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. with a starting bid of $50 for each snowflake. All bids must be placed before the close of Auction 2 on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:00 pm. Remember that 100% of the proceeds from this online auction will benefit sarcoma research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and that all but $25 of the winning bid is tax deductible.

Read about all the illustrators who contributed to this auction at the sites linked below. (The order presented is the same as on the auction page.)

Happy Bidding!!

A big Thanks! to Tricia Stohr-Hunt for making this list of links available, and to Jules and Eisha for organizing the Bloggers’ Brigade to promote the Robert’s Snow Online Auction for Cancer’s Cure.

Riddles, Rhyme and Recognition: The Looking Book

Friday, November 2, 2007.

The Looking BookAuthor: Mary Ann Hoberman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Laura Huliska-Beith (on JOMB)
Published: 2002 Little, Brown and Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316363286

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Twenty-eight pages of mystery, mischief and marvelously meandering rhyme take us on a distraction-packed cat-finding mission that introduces youngsters to the numbers 1 to 28 and — perhaps, more importantly — introduces adults to the delightful art of dawdling.

Elinor and Violet: The Story of Two Naughty Chickens

Saturday, August 18, 2007.

Elinor and Violet: The Story of Two Naughty ChickensAuthor: Patti Beling Murphy
Illustrator: Patti Beling Murphy
Published: 2001 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316910880

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The only thing more titillating than a relatively good chicken sneakily undertaking pathetically mild misbehavior is an obnoxiously bad chicken brashly executing blatlantly bigtime misbehavior. This terrific book boasts both!

Fun, Times Eleven: The Eensy-Weensy Spider

Friday, June 8, 2007.

The Eensy-Weensy SpiderAuthor: Mary Ann Hoberman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Nadine Bernard Westcott (on JOMB)
Published: 2000 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439295165

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When it comes to generously illustrated sing-along staples, more is more. Boasting eleven extra verses of the classic toddler tune and thirty-two pages of captivating illustrations, this book has always left our girls eager for its next reading.

Other books mentioned:

Beauty in our Minds: The Sound of Colors

Wednesday, January 31, 2007.

The Sound of ColorsAuthor: Jimmy Liao
Illustrator: Jimmy Liao
Published: 2006 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316939927

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Captivatingly colourful and creative illustrations combine with dreamy inner dialogue to carry us along on a journey of reflection, isolation, loss and hope. This book envelopes our whole family and sweeps us away.

Blog post mentioned: Alvina of Blue Rose Girls tells us about the aquisition of this book.

Sibling Solidarity: Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big

Friday, November 17, 2006.

Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed BigAuthor: Berkeley Breathed
Illustrator: Berkeley Breathed
Published: 2003 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316144258

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Packed with action and emotion and carried by catapulting rhyme, this hilariously original story reminds us that caring siblings are gifts to be treasured.

We’re thankful for the caring sibling we have!

Two thankful Canadians wish you a safe & happy Thanksgiving season, wherever you are.

Storybook Sexuality: What’s the Big Secret?

Friday, September 29, 2006.

What's the Big Secret? Talking about Sex with Girls and BoysAuthor: Laurie Krasny Brown (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Marc Brown (on JOMB)
Published: 2000 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316101834

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With its casual, fun storybook approach and its familiar Marc Brown illustrations, this book smoothly and effectively demystifies sexuality, privacy, gender stereotypes, and more, well before mystification has a chance to begin. Our girls think this book is a riot!

The Magic of facing ourselves: Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers

Monday, July 31, 2006.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of WhispersAuthor: Lee Edward Fodi
Illustrator: Lee Edward Fodi
Published: 2005 Brown Books Publishing Group
ISBN: 1933285117

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This page-turning adventure packs a whollup of a lesson: what we fear most is the truth about ourselves. Luckily, as Mark points out, it also helps us discover the magic of facing that truth.

This cleverly crafted fantasy is full of magic, silliness, suspense and adventure and is an absolute hit with the little ones.

 
 

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