While in San Francisco we stayed in a really lovely B+B in the Mission District. They had a dog named Guppy which I just had to draw.
In SF I visited a couple of wonderful bookstores and signed some copies of my books. The bookstores are just the right size, small enough to feel precious but big enough to have a good selection. I signed several copies of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book at The Booksmith on Haight Street, www.booksmith.com. And I signed some Red Wagon, The Quiet Book, The Loud Book, and Little Panda (!) at Books Inc on Chestnut Street, www.booksinc.net