This weekend was one of my favorite events of the year: The Brooklyn Museum‘s Children’s Book Fair. Honestly, I felt like a groupie. David Ezra Stein? Squeal! Peter Brown? Double Squeal! Melanie Hope Greenberg? Oooh, I love her. Leslie Margolis? She outlined one of the greatest truths ever.* I could go on, but I don’t want to embarrass myself further. Sadly, I didn’t take any photos inside because it was quite crowded.
On our walk to the Museum, we spotted a European Starling. These birds are considered an invasive species and are only here in the States because someone thought all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays should be living in Central Park. So now they have taken over. Sigh.
A few years back the museum added a modern entrance and lobby. I’m sure some people want everything to be traditional, but I think it works very well and I just love the outdoor plaza with it’s amphitheater-like benches and grass strips.
I didn’t spend too much money.
The boys love the jumping fountain outside the museum. Its unpredictability is exceedingly entertaining.
After the fair we attended a wonderfully clever performance variation of Peter and the Wolf, complete with shark, badger, an ice cream truck and Darth Vader, (What? You haven’t heard that version?) in one of the Museum’s theaters. (Yes, I know the photo is blurry…)
*”I have this theory: you can love unicorns or you can love boys, but you cannot love unicorn and boys.” From Girl’s Best Friend: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery. (affiliate link)
So…. what’s up with you?