Tag: animals

  • Schnitzel von Krumm Forget-Me-Not by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget Me Not is the tenth book in Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary series, and was published in 1998. Many of Lynley Dodd’s picture books are told with a carnivalesque structure. Schnitzel von Krumm, Forget-me-not is different. This one is told using classic structure and, in my opinion, is one of the most […]

  • Veronica by Roger Duvoisin

    Veronica is a 1961 picture book by Swiss-American author and illustrator Roger Duvoisin. Some of the illustrations are full colour, others in black marker pen.

  • Slinky Malinki, Open The Door by Lynley Dodd

    Slinky Malinki (1993) is a rhyming carnivalesque picture book written and illustrated New Zealander Lynley Dodd. This book is an excellent case study in how writers and illustrators might encourage young readers to turn the page. LETTERBOXING AS PAGE TURNER Slinky Malinkiand Stickybeak Sydwere a troublesome pair;do you know what they did?Alone in the houseone…

  • Hairy Maclary, Sit by Lynley Dodd Analysis

    Hairy Maclary Sit by Lynley Dodd cover

    Hairy Maclary, Sit! (1997) is a carnivalesque rhyming picture book written and illustrated by New Zealand storyteller Lynley Dodd. The story follows on from the immensely popular Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy (1983).

  • Schnitzel von Krumm’s Basketwork by Lynley Dodd Picture Book Analysis

    Schnitzel von Krumm’s Basketwork is a children’s picture book by New Zealand author-illustrator Lynley Dodd, first published in 1994. The star and only character of this one is… Schnitzel von Krumm… already familiar from the uber-successful Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. Schnitzel von Krumm of course puts the reader in mind of crumbed schnitzel, a…

  • Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad: A Case Study In Kindness

    Conflict, conflict, conflict. Writers seeking storytelling advice are constantly bombarded with the message: Every story needs conflict; nay, every scene! But is this really true? When advice-givers say ‘conflict’, what are they really talking about? Successful stories don’t need conflict… if conflict means arguing, wrestling and wishing each other dead. Stories need opponents. Here’s the…

  • Bathroom As Horror: Here There Be Tygers by Stephen King

    Toilets are inherently scary. This holds true across cultures, even though different cultures (and even genders) experience public toilets differently. Below I take a look at a short horror story by Stephen King with a few examples of toilet horror by other authors, in which the public bathroom is utilised for storytelling purposes as a…

  • Hunting Dogs In Art and Illustration

    These hunting dogs are mostly from 20th century magazines and show the vital role dogs have played in tracking and catching game.

  • Cows and Cowboys In Art and Storytelling

    A collection of art featuring cows, then some cows with cowboys, leading into some cowboys.

  • Crocodiles and Alligators in Art and Storytelling

    Sometimes they’re friendly, sometimes foe

  • Three by the Sea by Mini Grey Picture Book Analysis

    Three By The Sea is a 2010 picture book by British writer-illustrator Mini Grey. This storyteller comes from South Wales, which is somewhat evident in the setting. The most widely borrowed picture book from Mini Grey is the wonderfully metafictional Traction Man series. This one has metafictional elements also, and offers plenty of picture book…

  • Hunting And Trapping In Art And Illustration

    The Story of Siegfried illustrated by Howard Pyle (American, 1853-1911)

    Stalking Horse: a person or thing that is used to conceal someone’s real intentions. I heard this phrase used to describe a tactic used by Woolworths Australia, who installed a digital mirror at some self-serve check outs. They said that they were not retaining any images, and if customers don’t like it, customers were free to use the staffed…