Jason + Allison Flom’s Charming, Impactful “Lulu is a Rhinoceros” Book

A real-life bulldog addresses self-identity in a world imagined by her family and artist Sophie Corrigan

Flipping the final page of “Lulu is a Rhinoceros” affirms one thing: truly impactful storytelling marries an important character with a thoughtful plot—all through a resonant message. Music industry icon Jason Flom, his daughter Allison Flom and illustrator Sophie Corrigan carefully craft all of the above with some rhyme to pepper the playfulness. It’s no ordinary children’s adventure, as identity and acceptance are tackled along …

Children’s Book About Yayoi Kusama

Written by Sarah Suzuki—a curator at The Museum of Modern Art—a new children’s book about Yayoi Kusama is set for release this month. Beautifully illustrated by Ellen Weinstein, the book “Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity!” will also include reproductions of the artist’s striking and recognizable pieces. Beginning with her childhood in Matsumoto, Japan, the story tracks her incredible life and success. Read more at …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A long-lost Maurice Sendak book, NASA's plans for power on Mars, Willy Wonka elevators and more in our look around the web

1. An Elevator That Goes Every Which Way ThyssenKrupp’s Multi won’t be your average elevator beholden to a life of ups and downs. To debut soon in a Berlin residential tower, the Multi forgoes cables for strong magnetic levitation (the same technology found in high-speed trains). This means that the elevator cars will float along hoistway guide rails in all directions—even diagonally. They aren’t going …