Dear Barnes & Noble (And Everyone): What Is This?!
Over the weekend author/illustrator Matthew Cordell posed a question.
One of the most confounding questions children’s literature has yet seen.
If you’ve been to the children’s section at a Barnes & Noble, you’ve probably seen this little guy/gal up on the wall among the other more well-known characters. But what is it? Where did it come from? Who is the artist? Here’s another image:
The folks over at Abebooks tried to figure it out, but are at a loss.
Given the fact that no one can place the character, it tells me one of two things. Either it’s:
- … just super obscure.
- … not a character from a book at all, but just something cute B&N hung up on the wall.
What do you think? Can you place it?
(Related question: is it white and gold or blue and black?)
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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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