Wee Society

Three New Ways to Spark Imaginations

 

You guys. Big news! We’ve created three new Wee Society products with our friends at Clarkson Potter (a division of Penguin Random House), now available at your favorite booksellers. 

Me: A Compendium: A Fill-in Journal for Kids was designed to help kids capture nearly everything that’s uniquely rad about them. With design-savvy, yet completely kid-friendly illustrations, they’re asked to draw or write about a bunch of interesting things — like what their hair looks like, what their band name would be, what they’d bring to outer space, and how they feel about lightning, lizards and pickles. There may or may not be a place for super secret stuff inside the book jacket. Whether kids complete their entire compendium on a rainy day, or finish it over a year, it’ll become a treasure to look back on and smile.

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An Incomplete Book of Awesome Things celebrates some of the world’s most universally awesome (but perhaps overlooked) things: masking tape, tunnels, lava, argyle, elbows, and more. The incomplete compilation -- featuring beautifully minimal, vibrant illustrations -- was designed to boost kids’ vocabulary, share giggles, and spark conversations. Kids decide what’s awesome and what’s not — mauve? kiwis? snakes? — and come up with their own additions to the never finished list.

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Based on the award-winning Wee Alphas kids’ app, Wee Alphas: 26 A to Z Postcards, from Angelfish to Zebra are created with hidden letters to find. The cards feature quirky illustrations of Biki the Buffalo, Ulysses the Unicorn, Yolanda the Yeti, and their furry, feathered, or finned friends. The cards are bound into a fold-out accordion format that can be displayed in its entirety, or detached to separately display or share. Writing prompts on the back of each card will inspire any kid (or grown-up) to pass along a super-special greeting.

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Say Hi to Lunch Lady

 

We’re super-excited to be featured in the second issue our new favorite magazine, Lunch Lady. Based in Australia, it’s a colorful, funny, beautiful quarterly publication about food and family — edited by the brilliant Kate Berry. In the U.S., you can pick up copies at Anthropologie, or order from Lunch Lady’s website. 

 

Reprinted with permission from Lunch Lady.

What Wee Read

Presto Change-o: A Book of Magical Animals by Edouardo Manceau

This is a book you need to play with to appreciate. It’s simple, but so clever and addictive. Readers move the shapes in each bold, graphic illustration to transform it into something else. A hot air balloon becomes a rabbit, a teapot becomes an elephant, a rocket becomes a penguin. Our kids love the magic of creating something new. (We just wish it was a bit sturdier to stand up to crazy little hands.) 

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Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

This book honors 26 of America's well-known and lesser-known heroes — from Angela Davis “who never backs down from the fight for justice,” to Carol Burnett “who showed us that funny women can make it big,” to Virginia Apgar “whose invention saves lives every single day.” We’re all for getting our kids excited about feminists who made a positive impact on our country, and are an important part of our history. The book ends with a list of things that young readers can do to be rad, and make a difference in their own communities. Yes!

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At the Same Moment Around the World by Clotilde Perrin

Our preschoolers are fascinated with time zones, and no picture book better illustrates the concept. Gorgeous pictures depict scenarios occurring at the same moment. Benedict drinking his morning hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; Pablo having magical dreams in Mexico City. The stories are lovely and beautiful and warm. There’s a fold-out world map in the back that highlights the scenarios. And in case you’re asked, Why were time zones created? or How many time zones are there in the world?, there’s a page of facts that covers kids’ toughest questions.

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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman

In her gorgeously illustrated book about our third President, Maira Kalman brings history to life for kids. Not only did Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence, he was curious about pretty much everything. He was a violinist, architect, scientist, mathematician, botanist. He spoke seven languages. Jefferson once wrote to John Adams, “I cannot live without books.” Kalman celebrates Jefferson’s extraordinary contributions, and also addresses his monumental flaw. Jefferson said about slavery, “This abomination must end.” But he was part of the abomination, owning 150 slaves. It’s an inspiring look at a complicated man who was learning his whole life.

Wee Hee Hees Win!

What do you call a poster series that makes you giggle? 

Our Wee Hee Hee posters, featuring our favorite kids’ jokes, were recognized by the Type Directors Club, honoring design firm Office for excellence in communications design.

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