SIX WILD THINGS!!!
FIVE BOOKS ON BAKING
FOUR LOVELY DRAWINGS
THREE COUNTING BOOKS
TWO BANNED BOOKS
AND A PICTURE BOOK ON HANUKKAH…
With heartfelt thanks to our generous donors who surprised us in December 2016!
6. The Wild Things: Gift of Dennis M. V. David. Five preparatory drawings by Maurice Sendak for “Wild Things Are Happening,” the Bell Atlantic advertising campaign for Bell Atlantic Net, a state of the art Internet service launched in 1998.
5. The books on baking: five picture books about birthday cakes from an anonymous donor who bakes. Sue Aldridge, Children’s Party Cakes (London: New Holland, 1998); Debbie Brown, Enchanted Cakes for Children (London: Merehurst, c2000); Alexander McCall Smith, The Great Cake Mystery. Illustrated by Iain McIntosh (New York: Anchor, c2012); Helen Oxenbury, It’s My Birthday (Cambridge: Candlewick, 1994); Rosemary Wells, Bunny Cakes (New York: Scholastic, c1997).
4. The original artwork: four drawings presented to the Cotsen Children’s Library by Andrea Stillman. Hugh Deane, color drawing of a troll king and his two companions; Richard “Dicky” Doyle, sketch of a girl in crown riding a reindeer; Elise von Holtrop, border design, headpiece and the letters A and B for an unidentified alphabet book (possibly unpublished); D. Viel, pen and ink drawing of a crew of elves chopping down a flower.
3. The counting books: gift of an innumerate anonymous donor. Jennifer Adams. Jane Eyre: A Counting Primer. Illustrated by Alison Oliver. A Babylit Book. (Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2012); Barbara Barbieri McGrath. Skittles Riddles Math. Illustrated by Roger Glass. (Watertown, MA, Charlesbridge, 2000); Mark Shulman, I’ll Take a Dozen. A Bagel Book. (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c2002).
2. The banned books: gift of an anonymous donor from Boston. Arthur C. Gackley [i.e. Bob Staake]. Bad Little Children’s Books (New York: Abrams Image, 2016); Ranim Ganeshram. A Birthday Cake for George Washington. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (New York: Scholastic, 2016).
1 The book on Hanukkah: eleven picture books about Hanukkah in honor of Lloyd E. and Margit Cotsen from an anonymous donor from Los Angeles. Seymour Chwast, The Miracle of Hanukkah. (Maplewood, NJ: Blue Apple Books, 2005); Woody Guthrie, Honeyky Hanukah. Pictures by Dave Horowitz. (New York: Doubleday, 2014); Eric A. Kimmel, Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale. Illustrated by Matthew Trueman. (Los Angeles: Disney, 2014); Stephen Krensky, Hanukkah at Valley Forge. Illustrated by Greg Harlin. (New York: Dutton, c2006); Leslea Newman, The Eight Nights of Chanukah. Illustrated by Elivia Savadier. (New York: Abrams, 2005); Leslea Newman, Runaway Dreidel! Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker. (New York: Henry Holt, 2002); Amanda Peet & Andrea Troyer, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein. Illustrated by Christine Davenier. (New York: Doubleday, 2015); Ronne Randall, The Hanukkah Mice. Illustrated by Maggie Kneen. (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008), Richard and Tanya Simon, Oskar and the Eight Blessings. Illustrated by Mark Siegel. (New York: Roaring Brook, 2015); Elka Weber, The Yankee at Seder. Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. (Berkeley: Tricycle Press, 2009); Jane Yolen, How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? Illustrated by Mark Teague. (New York: Blue Sky, 2013).