09 March 2008

Dragons Get Time Out!

I'm beyond excited to read the first review of Hush Little Dragon! I did give a bit of a chuckle when I read the words carnage and grisly feast. I guess I do have abit of an odd humor. All joking aside, the birth of this book truly makes me joyous. Time Out New York Kids graciously featured the book for this month:

"Charmingly illustrated by Kelly Murphy, the book only hints at carnage (the grisly feasts occur off-page), though images like a fire-breathing mama dragon poking her head through the bedroom window may loom too large for overactive imaginations. But kids with an affinity for Edward Gorey will no doubt be tickled."

They called the book twisted, which is awesome but I think it's a bright book. Hopefully people appreciate that carnage hinting is trickier than one would assume! And I am always flattered when people utter my work and Edward Gorey's name together. Read the full review here.


ps.) for some reason this clip has really been making me laugh. I know, I'm not well.

10 comments:

Tempestmir said...

I need a copy of this book. The little knight with trousers aflame still cracks me up.

tracey said...

congratulations! you're freeking amazing!

Eli said...

That's really great!

I don't understand why people try to shelter kids so much, many kids love imagining gory stuff, or Gorey stuff? Might as well be compared to the best.

Congrats!

Benjamin said...

This book looks great!!! I can't wait to see it in person
I love the cat's clip ^__^

ChatRabbit said...

Awesome, Kelly! Did you also notice that the book is featured in Children's Book of the Month Club this month??

Jess said...

This clip didn't have any sound on it but it reminds me of my daughter's Nintendo DS game where the cats sit in a line and sing - hilarious!

∆ Ebenezer Archer Kling ∆ said...

congrats.

kelmurphy said...

Thanks everyone! Liz, I didn't know that... I will hunt it down.

Yay!

Lindsey said...
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Lindsey said...

this looks great! im getting it