Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose
by Dr. Seuss
(Random House, $14.95)
You have read The Cat in The Hat, The Cat in The Hat Comes Back, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, and Green Eggs and Ham, but did you know about Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose? Yes this book is also written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. A kinder character more put upon by those he is kind to, you may have never seen illustrated with such vivid humor as he deals with his unwanted guests of bugs, birds, a turtle and a bobcat while avoiding hunters who want him as a trophy for the Harvard Club.
Burt Dow Deep-Water Man
by Robert McCloskey (Puffin Books, $6.99)
Robert McCloskey, author of Make Way For Ducklings, Blueberries For Sal, Time Of Wonder and One Morning In Maine, has a hidden treasure of a story in Burt Dow, Deep Water Man. With his wonderful full color illustrations including his epic size pictures of whales, McCloskey tells the tale of a Maine fisherman, Burt Dow, who goes fishing for cod in his multicolored boat and hooks the tail of a big whale. At one point he is swallowed up by the whale, which gives the author the opportunity to portray the whale’s stomach a marvelous kaleidoscope of pink as a background for the abstract painting Burt Dow is pursuing by flicking dirt and emptying a can of yellow paint inside the stomach.
A couple of more recent treasures are the series of Cow books written and illustrated by Todd Aaron Smith, animator and graphic artist. Smith’s colorful, oversize illustrations of a very pink pig, a cylindrical and tubular black and white cow, the heroine of this series, and other animals bring to life vividly the monsters they imagine in their nightmares when they are scared by noises they hear in the dark in Cow In The Dark. The sheep that sleeps through the commotion has a comforting thought to share with his fellow animals.
Cow In The Dark, Cow Makes A Difference
by Todd Aaron Smith
In Cow Makes A Difference, Cow is bored by life on the farm. Cow wants to make a difference. A flyer advertising the city zoo lands in the farm field. Cow gets the idea of joining the zoo. Cow’s attempts to disguise herself and fit in as a monkey, a penguin and a lion are colorfully portrayed by Smith’s illustrations. In the end she learns some real wisdom and is happy to be part of the petting zoo as a cow. Other titles in the series are Cow Under The Big Top and Cow Goes For A Ride.
The above books and many more books of all kinds, as well as greeting cards, music and gift items are available at Logos. During August and September and maybe longer come enjoy sitting in Logos’ backyard patio. Most evenings you can dine back there, courtesy of Oscar’s On York.#
Transit: #4, #5, #6 Lexington Avenue Subway to 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (First & Second Ave.) For more information call (212) 517-7292 or go to www.nyclogos.citysearch.com.
Upcoming Events At Logos: Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 7 P.M., KYTV will discuss The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.