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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Elliott by Tobin Sprout

This is a beautiful book from one of my favorite songwriters, Tobin Sprout. Tobin's paintings perform a kind of gothic comic sleight-of-hand that feels just like circus magic. Elliott the rabbit is cute and spooky. It's a neat trick. And the story has all the melody and melancholy you would expect from an artist who wrote a song as perfect as "14 Cheerleader Coldfront."

I'm excited that Guided By Voices is back to rock. Hey-hey - the club is open! But let's hope Tobin continues to publish such wonderful stories for children. Carnival Boy, anyone?