Since we love a good story, we couldn’t tear our eyes away from this amazing ink inspired by Richard Adams’ Watership Down, featured on Neatorama. The emotional, allegorical tale has truly touched many readers. We’ve explored tattoos honoring the best of children’s cinema before, and the time seemed ripe to seek out body art that gives a nod to the world of children’s literature. Books for young readers are filled with incredible illustrations and memorable lines, and these devotees have celebrated some of the most famous titles in clever, nerdy, intimate, and permanent ways. Click through our gallery of amazing tattoos that reference the wondrous stories and characters you’ve loved since you were a kid. If you have a children’s book-inspired tattoo, let us know in the comments. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we found out what Pizza Hut’s Crown Crust pizza says about global fast food marketing. We saw dollar signs reading about Edvard Munch’s The Scream at auction. We brushed up on factoids about children’s books with Mental Floss. We wondered how LA will feel about hosting… Read More
In a world where it’s not uncommon for children to own electronic devices that are far superior to the phones the rest of us have been holding together with duct tape until our next paycheck, International Children’s Book Day is a beacon of hope. The celebration honors the import role reading plays in healthy child development, aiming to instill a lifelong love of printed works for young bookworms across the world. The event coincides with Hans Christian Andersen‘s birthday — the Danish author whose fairy tale gems like The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Snow Queen have delighted the minds and hearts of readers big and small.
Children’s storybook illustrators have been bringing the tales of Andersen and other authors to life for eons, offering an imaginative entryway into each fable’s unique universe — many of the artworks now inseparable from the books. With this in mind, we wanted to share the incredible creations of several famed fairy tale illustrators. Click through for more, and tell us who captures your imagination most in the comments section. … Read More
[Editor's note: While your Flavorwire editors take a much-needed holiday break, we'll spend the next two weekends revisiting some of our most popular features of the year. This post was originally published July 26, 2011.] All it takes is a single image to evoke our favorite Grimm’s fairy tales and other childhood stories: Rapunzel’s golden braid, the Cheshire Cat’s toothy grin in Alice in Wonderland, Snow White’s poison apple. These are the stars of Christian Jackson’s minimalist kids-book posters, which provide a refreshing alternative to the loud, busy Disney-style design of most entertainment-inspired children’s decor. Although most of these affordable prints would look great in a tot’s bedroom (despite Jackson’s disclaimer that “not all images are appropriate for children”), we wouldn’t be embarrassed to hang them in our apartment, either. Take a look at the series after the jump, and click here to buy a poster. … Read More
As long as we’ve known about Sassy Gay Friend, he’s had our heart. But this week, he’s won over our inner child, too, with his impassioned appeal to the Giving Tree to get out of that abusive relationship and perhaps give another classic book character a chance. The clip got us thinking: Plenty of kids’ book heroines could stand to have a similar conversation. After the jump, watch the hilarious Giving Tree video after the jump and then read through our list of 10 other children’s book heroines who are just begging for a stern talking to from Sassy Gay Friend. … Read More