Remy Charlip, the US dancer who was also known for popular children’s books such as Dress Up and Let’s Have a Party, has died at the age of 83.
As a dancer, Charlip was keen on experimental work. He devised his own ‘air mail dances’, which saw drawings being sent for interpretation by dance companies in far-off cities, and he worked with the likes of John Cage.
Starting in 1956 with Dress Up and Let’s Have a Party, Charlip was also a children’s author. In a career spanning more than half a century, he released twenty-five books, including 1964′s Fortunately and 2000′s Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time To Read This Book; the latter focused on a girl trying to read the very same book that the reader was holding in his (or her) hands.