Category Archives: Picture Book Reviews

On Translation and The Little Prince

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[Post updated 9-October-2012 with a reply from the Folio Society] Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote the brilliant novella, The Little Prince in 1943. Originally written in French, it’s become the most translated book from its original language, into over 250 different distinct languages and dialects. But part of the charm of The Little Prince are its original watercolour illustrations by Saint-Exupéry…. Read more »

Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane

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The fifth book in the McMullens series published by McSweeney’s, Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane is an odd board book for children printed with heat-sensitive disappearing ink. Billed as the first board book printed in such a manner, it’s a hard claim to dispute, especially with how few products are even printed utilizing this technology. The general premise behind… Read more »

The Juniper Tree: And Other Tales from Grimm

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The Juniper Tree: And Other Tales from Grimm – trans. Lore Segal & Randall Jarrell, and illus. Maurice Sendak. Pictured Edition: First edition, second printing (1974) from Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published, 1973) ISBN: 0-374-18057-1 Binding: Two hardbound sewn books with a red dust wrapper and a blue dust wrapper, housed in a red slipbox with a Sendak image… Read more »