Saturday, April 30, 2011

MonkeyShines Children's Books

I finally had my book launch for The Loud Book! and Red Wagon. It was held at a wonderful independent bookshop here in Calgary called MonkeyShines Children's Books in an area of town called Mardaloop.

Thank you to Sue for hosting the event, your bookstore is lovely and your support is so very much appreciated.

And thank you to everyone that stopped by for the reading, the little listeners, their parents, and grandparents too!

Monkeyshines has signed copies of Red Wagon and The Loud Book!
If you are in Calgary stop by, they have lots of wonderful books and it's great to support our independent bookstores, they are so precious.

Monkeyshines Children's Books
#113 - 2215 - 33rd Ave SW, Calgary, AB
(in Mardaloop)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Early roughs for Red Wagon

REALLY early roughs - from first grade!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Good Old Panda

I haven't posted any panda's in a long time, so it is about time I think. I saw this old fellow in Vancouver, he is a bit beat up but still cute!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Quiet Book is One Year Old!

With all the excitement of The Loud Book, The Quiet Book is still quietly going about it's business. This is the Italian version, I think the translation of the title is quite lovely.

The Quiet Book was voted a Honor Award recipient from the ABA's 2011 Indies Choice and E.B. White Awards. Thanks to the ABA booksellers! And congratulations to the winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award - Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown published by Little, Brown and Company. An awesome and fun book!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Interview and Critique

HERE is a video critique of The Loud Book done by my youngest book critic! It's so lovely.

also HERE is an interview by Deborah Underwood the author of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book at the same blog, Deborah is currently doing a blog tour, which is a neat idea.

Thanks Janssen for the posts and Ella for the wonderful video, it is the cutest critique ever!

To view the video on your IPad go HERE.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Loud Book is Here!

Today is the official launch day for The Loud Book, YAHOO! Just like The Quiet Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is offering a chance to win a piece of original art by illustrator Renata Liwska (me!) for residents of the USA. Go here for more info:

Below is the picture that The Quiet Book winner received, it included the original pencil drawing and a color print.

NOTE: I am still working on a giveaway of the same sort for Canada and International.