Link Du Jour: Alice, Art, Alarms, ‘alicious’
A bunch of links today…
I recently realized that I’m in the midst of a pretty impressive streak. No, it’s not for eating string cheese at lunch every day (although, yes), it’s a streak of not seeing the film version of children’s books. This run does not discriminate, encompassing both movies I wanted to see (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Where the Wild Things Are) and those I didn’t (Lightning Thief). My streak continues with the non-seeing of Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland. The excellent Metacritic website puts every review together to see what he consensus is. The verdict? Mixed. Click here to take a look.
I’ve discussed my enjoyment of the 20×200 website before. The basic premise: find artwork you like, buy it on the cheap. There’s a piece by Valerie Roybal up right now, Encyclopedia 2, that I quite like. Well-suited for the bookish masses. Click here to see it.
Webcomic xkcd has a huge internet following for good reason – it has an originality and modern perspective that you don’t see in a lot of comic strips. Like this one, for instance:
If you’ve been waiting for your fast food children’s meal trinkets to have a kid’s lit theme, today is the day you’ve been waiting for. The popular Pinkalicious book series is teaming up with Burger King. Click here to read more.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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