Roarr! Calder's Circus, which we used at the museum to supplement gallery teaching about an Alexander Calder wire sculpture that we had on loan in our collection.
And the Pursuit of Happiness, which was picked as one of the year's best by New York magazine.
Naturally, when contacted about the possibility of checking out her recent collaborative children's book with the equally-talented Lemony Snicket, I was happy to participate. The book, titled 13 Words is, as expected, beautifully and illustrated in Kalman's quirky style.
I love that this book introduces kids to the usual words like "dog" and "cake", but also throws a few oddballs in there like "haberdashery," "mezzo-soprano" and "despondent".
WIN IT!One super-lucky reader will win
A Copy of 13 Words, character buttons (pins),
PLUS a signed, original gouache artwork by Maira Kalman herself (which often sell for $750)!! I'm so jealous!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of 13 Words for review purposes.