By happy coincidence (or perhaps calculated intention), the KidLitCon hotel is literally across the street for the Seattle Public Library. So naturally I had to check out their children’s room.
It’s big and sunny, and this is the first thing I saw:
What a brilliant theme for a book display! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Frederick and Beowulf on the same shelf before (could Frederick take Grendel? Discuss). There were a bunch more books I couldn’t fit into the picture, including Sarah, Plain and Tall. I wonder if they ever get problems with graffiti—I was awfully tempted to fill in the white space with INIGO MONTOYA. YOU KILLED MY FATHER. PREPARE TO DIE.
Moving on…mostly I walked around gawking at all the stuffed literary characters lounging on bookshelves. Here’s Madeline, looking lazier and floppier than her normal ink-and-paper self:
You can’t tell from the picture, but she’s engaged in a fierce staring contest with this sheep two bookshelves away:
And somewhere behind Madeline prowls the Wild Thing.