harold and the purple crayon

Bookish Nail Art

One of our favorite things is seeing our books come to life in forms outside of the pages! That’s why we loved stumbling on @just_alexiz and her amazing nail art.

She specializes in bringing childhood characters and images to life on her nails. Here are some of our favorites:

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Which ones are your favorites? 

My favorite picture book of the year is Journey by Aaron Becker, a wordless story about a girl who draws her way into a magical world.  If you loved Harold and the Purple Crayon when you were younger, you owe it to yourself to experience the beauty of this story, Harold's older-cousin-of-sorts.  The ALA announced yesterday that Journey, published by Candlewick Press, received the Caldecott Honor.  You’ll be mesmerized by Aaron Becker’s dazzling artwork and enchanting story.