Here she is, world . . .

Chloe Beth Asch; photo by Dorian Asch

Our granddaughter Chloe was born last Thursday night. Miles seems just fine with her. Have you guys heard about “The Baby’s Gift”? It’s where the dethroned only child goes to hospital and gets a present from the newborn. Retail doesn’t miss a trick. (At least it’s better than The Diaper Game. I am never going […]

>Press here

>I was just checking some links for the forthcoming issue of Notes from the Horn Book and found this beautiful thing.

>Fingers first

>I really tried to work it with Miles and the iPad: Ehh, thinks Miles, but now his mother really, really wants one. But, at not-quite-two, he did not seem to understand that touching various spots on the glass would make different things happen. He did go after the one non-virtual button on the iPad with […]

>This space for rent

>Our (well, Kitty’s) very own licensed characters, Jakob and Chloe, celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.

>Toddler talk

>Our Kitty and her son Jakob found themselves on Salley Mavor’s blog this week. Jakob of the Ducks

>Does anyone still wear a hat?

> I’m sure Miles won’t be so easy to amuse as time goes by but I’ll try to enjoy this while I can. We spent the weekend in Chicago for a surprise birthday party for Ethan, who apparently spotted us before he was supposed to (“How weird. I could swear I just saw Dad and […]

>Good enough to eat

>Baby Joshua stopped by for a snack:

>I’ll Take Things That Are Happening in the Future for $300, Alex

>1. It’s in the mail and features an interview with Margaret Wise Brown as well as some provocative thoughts on why a true respect for children’s books means not eating meat. 2. She’s illustrated some of the most beautiful picture books of the 20th and 21st century and is giving the annual Sutherland Lecture at […]

>The power of art

> Baby Evelyn, a friend of Lolly’s, really likes to throw herself into her reading.

>Some enchanted evening . . .

>“Once you have found him, never let him go. Once you have found him . . . “