About the monsterness of teachers in a sweet story that demonstrates how getting to know a person can change presumptions

Peter Brown, My Teacher Is a Monster! No, I Am Not. Published 2014 by Little, Brown and Company, 36p It is fascinating to analyze how children see the grown-ups, the way they perceive the behavior and reactions of family, educators or strangers. This morning, on our way to school, Ema asked me if the new… Continue reading About the monsterness of teachers in a sweet story that demonstrates how getting to know a person can change presumptions

Where the Sidewalk Ends we find Shel Silverstein and his eccentric universe

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends. The poems and drawings of Shel Silverstein Published 1974 by Harper & Row, 176p/ In limba romana: Acolo unde nu mai e trotuar, Editura Arthur, 2015 If you are a dreamer, come in, / If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,/ A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…/ If… Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends we find Shel Silverstein and his eccentric universe

Katja Gehrmann’s Goose the Bear speaks about identity and the emotional lives of animals, offering a stimulation to reconsider our perspective when regarding parenting/ adoption

Katja Gehrmann, Goose the Bear Published 2014 by Sky Pony Press, 40 p. Translated by Connie Stradling Morby   I am not sure if there is a real growth in parenting studies or it is just me discovering them now as I am directly interested in the subject but it is intriguing to see the… Continue reading Katja Gehrmann’s Goose the Bear speaks about identity and the emotional lives of animals, offering a stimulation to reconsider our perspective when regarding parenting/ adoption

Sarah Andersen dares to ask uncomfortable questions about adulthood in a humorous, ironical collection of comic strips

Sarah Andersen, Adulthood Is a Myth. A “Sarah’s Scribbles” collection Published 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing, 110p   Definitely one of the most difficult life challenges is to grow old harmoniously and to accept ourselves how we really are. And I think we cannot do this without developing a certain capacity to understand ironies of life… Continue reading Sarah Andersen dares to ask uncomfortable questions about adulthood in a humorous, ironical collection of comic strips