"KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley" is on at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, and I'm hoping to head there to catch this wonderful exhibit on the life and art of illustrator, Ed Emberley, before it ends.
If you've ever enjoyed reading aloud Emberley's Drummer Hoff to a toddler (or had it read to you!) you'll recognize the show's title, "Kahbahbloom!" as the moment when the enormous old cannon from that tale finally explodes.
And if you've ever had the privilege of drawing from one of Emberley's many simple instruction books, or seen a child's eyes grow wide in wonder as they realize they too can do this thing called art, you will understand my excitement to see the exhibit.
Enjoy a Visit for Yourself
My Favorite Emberley Video: Visit Him at Home
Header image: Woodblock print for Simon's Song, written and illustrated by Ed Emberley, 1969 © Ed Emberley, used with permission.
Worcester Art Museum: http://www.worcesterart.org/
Curriculum Guides to three Emberley titles: http://www.worcesterart.org/education/curriculum-guides/