Saturday, July 23, 2011

In a starred review Publisher's Weekly writes "Fisher  gives preschoolers a leg up on need-to-know information in this energetic collection. In candy-colored multimedia collages, built with dollhouse-size toys and yard-sale bric-a-brac, she presents such topics as weather, seasons, and numbers up to 20. ... Considering all the titles on just one of these topics, these vintage/tacky photo-spreads are worth several books in one, even as they display the vast potential in rummage sales and vending machines." 
And the Wall Street Journal adds "There's a faint haziness in Ms. Fisher's photographic style that gives her tableaux a sugared quality; you feel vaguely that you ought to be able to pluck the objects off the page and eat them."

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July
Miss Liberty, At Dawn's First Peep 
by Charles A. Beck 1908
from Firecrackers -The Art & History, 2000
by Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo and George Moyer