Big PB Planet applause for Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Calef Brown (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2009). In this brilliantly, perfectly, utterly nonsensical homage to Gertrude Stein, Gertrude, Alice, and Basket--who is a famous poodle, you know-- invite you into their home. Come in come in come in! Come sit on a chair! Come to an artists-and-writers party! Talk, talk, laugh, talk. Have some tea. (Don't mind Picasso sitting there.) Now, you have to go--Miss Gertrude has to write. Out, out, out! You go write, too. (And don't forget to have fun when you do!) While you're at it, make some amazing art like Calef Brown's. Paint, paint, happy paint. Then zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Posted by Ame Dyckman at 9:32 AM