Monday, November 03, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

While out shopping this weekend, Elizabeth and I saw these awesome constructions:

We also scored a signed copy of Tomie De Paola's Brava, Strega Nona. He was in town for a signing and I have to say, this is by far the best pop-up book I've ever seen. Not only are the scenes artfully done and colorful, they are so finely engineered, it's amazing. I mean, they do things I never would have thought possible in a pop-up book.

1 comment:

cinda1212 said...

it never occured to me that he was still alive. i figured anyone illustrating and writing for 40 years must be done.
The favorite in our house (since I was a kid, and still today), is ANDY, That's my Name (for obvious reasons). It really is the best.

Great gingerbread houses, too. I'm a sucker for food and architecture together. :) I was stunned to find that my Saturday morning trip to Target included the 50% off all halloween everything, and all the xmas decorations and trees for sale (complete with accompanying music.). ACK!