How Much Is That Froggy in the Window?

Alison Morris - May 23, 2008

I had a fit of jealousy when I looked at Matt Tavares’ blog last week and saw his photos of the sculpture that sits in the window of Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia. As you can see here (thanks for the photos, Matt!) the sculpture is of a mother frog reading to her little frog. And what book are they sharing? The stunning new book Lady Liberty: A Biography, written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by (of course) Matt Tavares.

It was obviously no coincidence that the frogs were hunkering down to read this particular book, on the occasion of Matt’s visit. And that’s what makes me SOOO jealous of this piece of sculpture. You can CHANGE the book in the frogs’ hands!! Is that not the coolest thing ever??

We have no fancy schmancy sculptures here at Wellesley Booksmith and, let me tell you, I’m now dearly wishing we did. Between seeing the frogs at Little Shop of Stories and the admiring the fantastic chair that greets you outside Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Mass. I am ready for some big fancy piece of metal to come OUR way!

Does your bookstore or library have a great piece of sculpture you’d like to share with the world? If so, snap a photo of it and send it to me. If I get a few good ones I’ll do a follow-up post featuring them. Just drop me a note at shelftalker at gmail dot com.

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