what if you could draw all over your dictionary?

by faran krentcil

Attention book vandals: Now it's allowed. Kind of. John M. Carrera has partnered with Webster's Dictionary to create the Pictorial Artist and Writer's Notebook, which looks from the outside like a library staple, but opens to reveal almost-blank pages dotted with classic illustrations from Webster's. You can scribble next to a pholas (that's a mollusk with a flat shell), trace a cereus (a giant cactus), or write your thoughts alongside a gapeworm (don't ask). We hope they do maps next - we've always wanted to scribble into an atlas, too.

Pictorial Webster's Artist and Writer's Notebook. $15 at Chronicle Books.