Whether portraying an animal debate as to who is the scariest thing in the jungle, or showing a defiant boy pretending to be every animal under the sun, the books of David Derrick inspire imaginative play at every age.
I’ve always been envious of those who draw with ease, and those who actually enjoy it. Part of my non-enjoyment of drawing is a self-fulfilling prophecy, though. The more I draw, the better at it I am. And I’m reminded to keep at it, to not give up or continue to resign myself to be bad at drawing.
I’ve read The Last Unicorn countless times. Last year, something really odd happened. Reading along, I came to the part where Molly meets the unicorn for the first time, and… well, there was this suspicious moisture in my eyes.
In this fiction/non-fiction hybrid for pre-teen girls, Jessie’s 8th-grade class embarks on the Superhero Slam, a year-long project to explore heroes and superheroes—culturally, scientifically, and sociologically—culminating in a one-on-one debate for superhero supremacy.