A playlist of cool things for cool kids!

Kids rock! There's no question about it. They are simply much cooler than you and me. This playlist is for those of us just trying to keep up with these mod toddlers and hip preschoolers. It's about promoting children's books, music, and other media that rock just as much as our kids do. Check out something cool for your cool kid.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Keba Keba (Gaudy Tawdry)

A picture book courtesy of the Takashi Murakami corporation.  The story is by Yujin Kitagawa, a Japanese pop artist.  Murakami contributes his trademark (literally) illustrations.  KebaKeba (Gaudy Tawdry) is a weird balloon-like creature inflated with color (he resembles Elmer the patchwork elephant). KebaKeba is weird and has no friends, but gives of his many colors to help others in need.  He gives the sun red and the sky blue.  He gives away the last of his colors to the flowers.  In the end, a deflated KebaKeba becomes a happy white ghost cloud and sails away keeping watch over his new friends.   It's cool.  It's collectable.  

Hint: It's a little difficult to get your hands on a copy in the states, but they have copies now at the Brooklyn Museum gift shop as part of the Murakami show.