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Becky’s Arm Gets a Caldecott Medalist

With Books & Books’ attracting the best and the brightest of the book world, and Becky capturing their visits with personalized tattoos, it was only a matter of time before a Caldecott medalist graced The Arm.  The Caldecott Medal honors the “most distinguished American picture book for children” each year.  Like an actor who is…

Becky’s Arm Part 6: Cloudette

You know that feeling you get when something you see is so cute, you want to eat it up?  For some it’s a baby’s fat juicy foot.  For others it’s a kitten’s fuzzy little face.  For me it’s Tom Lichtenheld’s too-cute-for-life Cloudette.  To hear him tell it, cuteness involves two things: a large forehead and keeping…

Becky’s Arm Goes Presidential

There’s a mix of nostalgia and modernism in Loren Long’s illustrating style that makes everything he does look like an instant classic.  I mean, look at that cover.  That’s Blueberries for Sal, that’s The Snowy Day, that’s a warm hug disguised as the dustjacket on a children’s book.  Eric Carle gave heart, Mo Willems gave…