It’s no secret that we love Jon Klassen‘s work here at The Carle.
First we went crazy over I Want My Hat Back. It was reviewed on Top of the Shelf by Jeannine, it made it onto Susan Bloom’s best picture books of 2011, and it was even Margaret’s staff pick for July. Then we got inspired by his book with Mac Barnett, Extra Yarn, and yarn bombed our Red Elephant sculpture. (We were an Honorable Mention). A young friend even put in their two cents about Extra Yarn for our Caterpillar Review. (Oooh and I got a sneak peek of his new book, This is No My Hat, due out in the fall from Candlewick and I can’t wait for you all to see it! You’re going to love it.)
So I was super excited to pick up these Jon Klassen notecards for our Shop this summer. How cute are these birthday cards? There’s something about the juxtaposition of the stoic blank expression on these animals faces and the party hats and balloons that just kills me.
I also love this crab congratulations card. Yay! You did it!
You can check out all the styles on our website here. I’m fairly certain everyone I know is going to be getting one in the mail this year. Love them!