16th September, 2014

TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here! TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here! TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here! TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here! TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here! TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here! TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here! TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS! 
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!). 

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates. 

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here!

TWO NEW SECRET SOCIETY OF PAPER CUTS How-To BOOKS!
Each is a storybook paper craft how-to book that your grandmother on LSD would really enjoy.

Preorder from Sept 13 to 25!
Written, illustrated and general ridiculousness by Crankbunny.

The release day for both books on Sept 26th - so enjoy this small bucket of time to get a hold of each or one book of your choosing at a discount.

• Each book focuses laser tight on two different paper craft techniques.

• Learn to how to make all sorts or pop up cards OR create different types of paper dolls (including mechanical ones!).

• Each book includes 4 how-to projects with templates.

• Additional related templates and resources are available online with a secret membership login to the Secret Society of Paper Cuts (SSoPC) official website.

Want more info? Clickum-them-here!

14th September, 2014

winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages
The Memory of an Elephantby Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)Chronicle Books2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches$14 Buy a copy on Amazon
This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.
As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla SinclairSeptember 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing…. winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages
The Memory of an Elephantby Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)Chronicle Books2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches$14 Buy a copy on Amazon
This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.
As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla SinclairSeptember 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing…. winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages
The Memory of an Elephantby Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)Chronicle Books2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches$14 Buy a copy on Amazon
This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.
As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla SinclairSeptember 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing…. winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages
The Memory of an Elephantby Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)Chronicle Books2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches$14 Buy a copy on Amazon
This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.
As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla SinclairSeptember 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing…. winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages
The Memory of an Elephantby Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)Chronicle Books2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches$14 Buy a copy on Amazon
This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.
As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla SinclairSeptember 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing…. winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages
The Memory of an Elephantby Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)Chronicle Books2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches$14 Buy a copy on Amazon
This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.
As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla SinclairSeptember 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing…. winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages
The Memory of an Elephantby Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)Chronicle Books2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches$14 Buy a copy on Amazon
This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.
As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla SinclairSeptember 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing….

winkbooks:

The Memory of an Elephant – A beautifully illustrated multi-layered picture book for all ages

The Memory of an Elephant
by Sophie Strady (author) and Jean-François Martin (illustrator)
Chronicle Books
2014, 44 pages, 11.2 x 14.2 x 0.4 inches
$14 Buy a copy on Amazon

This beautifully illustrated picture book takes more than one read to take in all of the delightfully layered pages. At its first level, it tells a sweet story about an old elephant named Marcel who has almost forgotten his birthday, until thoughtful friends and his own reminiscence about his colorful past spark his memory.  But the book doesn’t end where the story ends. Inserted into most pages are “index cards” marked with an elephant symbol that have interesting elephant facts, such as listing the differences between Asian and African elephants, describing how they communicate over long distances, and giving us figures on how much they weigh, eat, and sleep.

As if jumping from story to elephant facts weren’t enough, the book is also saturated with yet another layer: miniature encyclopedias on certain topics mentioned in the story. For instance, when Marcel is reminiscing about his days at sea, we get a page of “On the Sea” related word entries. We learn about clipper sailboats, longships, a nautical mile, and more. While sitting with Memory, my attention span was constantly challenged by these fun extras that kept beckoning me away. I finally gave in and read all of the sidebars first, and then eventually went back and read the actual story from beginning to end. Unlike some children’s books, which are ready to be recycled after the first read, this is an illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. – Carla Sinclair

September 9, 2014

Because Elephants are amazing….

(via WINK BOOKS)

8th September, 2014

New music video from French trio Ödland takes DIY special effects to a whole other world by using elaborately constructed papercraft settings for their cosmic stop-motion animations.

I love real animation smooshed with live-action.

4th September, 2014

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Because the golden age of modern children’s books took place in the middle of the twentieth century, on the cusp of the civil rights movement and decades before the second wave of feminism, it is unsurprising that the genre, even today, is burdened by the cultural baggage of inequality — only 31 percent of contemporary children’s books feature female heroines, many of which purvey limiting gender expectations, and of the 3,200 children’s books published in 2013 only 93 featured people of color.
And yet here is a book about an independent middle-aged woman who defies the still-prevalent stigma against singletons and is financially self-sufficient by her own creative labor, who is white and services a wealthy black client, and who is helped into the dénouement of her challenge not by a patronizing Prince Charming but by a little black girl dressed in preppy plaid. There is, too, the many-hatted citizenry of wildly diverse backgrounds and callings, joined together in a common cause of goodwill.

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

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Because the golden age of modern children’s books took place in the middle of the twentieth century, on the cusp of the civil rights movement and decades before the second wave of feminism, it is unsurprising that the genre, even today, is burdened by the cultural baggage of inequality — only 31 percent of contemporary children’s books feature female heroines, many of which purvey limiting gender expectations, and of the 3,200 children’s books published in 2013 only 93 featured people of color.

And yet here is a book about an independent middle-aged woman who defies the still-prevalent stigma against singletons and is financially self-sufficient by her own creative labor, who is white and services a wealthy black client, and who is helped into the dénouement of her challenge not by a patronizing Prince Charming but by a little black girl dressed in preppy plaid. There is, too, the many-hatted citizenry of wildly diverse backgrounds and callings, joined together in a common cause of goodwill.

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

(via Four Pounds Flour Snapshots)