Sunday, May 13, 2007

Weekend Reviews (III)

A Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, guardians, aunts, grandmothers, and to anyone else doing the mother of all jobs! And a Happy Mother's Day to my mom, Alice, who reviews here, and to my sister Kate, who will be a mother for the first time in August. (I can't wait to be an aunt.)

There are a few reviews of children's books still out there on this busy Sunday. Here they are:

Mars Needs Moms! by Berkeley Breathed is the Washington Post KidsPost Book of the Week

Michael Moorcock reviews Bryan Talbot's Alice in Sunderland for the Telegraph.
This weekend's OT news: Remember that discussion on Child_lit a month or so back about "children's literature" and child authors? Well, Jane Shilling reports for the Times that Edgmont books has a new project in mind: 2HEADS. Shilling writes, "the publishers ask lots of children what they want, the children make their demands, then a team of authors and illustrators realises the brief. The result, says Helen Stables, publisher at Egmont, 'challenges the tradition of books . . . that are just one person's vision.' Among the first batch of such titles-by-kiddie-committee are Too Ghoul for School, Terror in Cubicle Four and The Bubonic Builders."