Friday, February 29, 2008

Spiderwick Field Guide

Last night I read the first of the Spiderwick Chronicles. The little book is beautifully made, with rough cut edges and illustrations throughout. While browsing the website I see there are all kinds of really cool things for collectors to get their hands on too! I really liked the book, and I wish it had been around when I was a kid, because I would have LOVED it then too. My sister went off to see the movie without me, I'll have to find out from her what she thought of it.

Today Marscon begins, so I don't have much time to chat, as I have to gather all my artwork and get my paperwork ready for the artshow. After I hang my stuff I'll be footloose and fancy free, and looking for fun people to talk to, panels to go to, and browse the dealers room for goodies and inspirations.


rex b said...

We saw the film at the IMAX in the MN zoo. We had to fight with Rafi to get him to go into the theater - then the movie started. He jumped up several time to warn the kids in the film and did not want the movie to be over when it ended. We got him the books the next week. It has been a chapter at a time, slow reading, but it has him reading. Great film. Great little book set. Well worth seeing, on the big screen for the effects alone, on a little screen if need be. Take a child to see it - you will be glad you did.
rex bryant

Beth Hansen-Buth said...

Hi Rex! Thanks for the advice, but I'm allergic to children. ;) It looks like I'll have to go see this one on my own, if I can find it still playing somewhere.