Monday, December 06, 2004

Illustrator: Thacher Hurd

Thacher Hurd is the son of of the illustrator, Clement Hurd whose book Goodnight Moon is a timeless children's classic.
"There's something other-worldly about the book -- it never ages," said Hurd, who followed in his parents' footsteps by becoming a children's author and illustrator working in the San Francisco area. "There's a mystery about it."

An exhibit "From 'Goodnight Moon' to 'Art Dog': The World of Clement, Edith and Thacher Hurd," is at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center through Jan. 9.

The attraction for children is playing in the re-creation of the green room from "Goodnight Moon" and climbing in the life-size Brushmobile from "Art Dog."

"I love to see the little kids standing there -- in complete awe," he said of the green room replica.

Karen Tensa in the Samford Advocate had a nice article about the exhibit.

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