Green Apple Books on the Park is celebrating the launch of Archipelago Books’ new children’s book press Elsewhere Editions, with a reading of Roger Mello’s You Can’t Be Too Careful! followed by a discussion about international children’s literature with Daniel Hahn, editor of the Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature. Sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation.
Translated by children’s literature guru Daniel Hahn, You Can’t Be Too Careful! explores an idea that author and illustrator Mello had as a child: that one small action can have marvelous consequences. Through wordplay, dreamlike images, and a playful lightness of touch, You Can’t Be Too Careful! expresses serious questions about the importance of kindness and the dangers of greed.