Giant Bob…Regular Size Librarian…another school visit in PA

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When a giant Bob greeted me outside the library…I knew it was going to be a fun school visit. All those spots glued on by kids at Gray’s Woods Elementary…amazing!

PATTERNED ELEPHANT LETTERS on a welcome sign!…what fun.

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They noticed I love to put patterns in my books…students even made colorful little Bobs.

Thank you, Anne…for all of the time and thought put into preparing  Gray’s Woods  Elementary for my author visit. It’s so much fun to walk into a school and see the students excited…before I even begin a presentation…

A Great school!

Great day!

Thank you all!…State College, PA knows how to take care of visiting authors!…tcp

PS..Here’s a link to the Elephant Alphabet coloring page on my website. Just click on Elephant’s Activity Kit and there are letters to color, finger puppets and more. You can download the and make patterns on Elephant’s letters …spell your name…make a word…enjoy…have fun! 

http://www.traceycampbellpearson.com/books/elephant.html

ELEPHANT'S STORY by Tracey Campbell Pearson published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux Fall 2013

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A School Visit in PA…A Children’s Book Editor Works in a Slice of Cheese in NYC…?

I spent a great week visiting schools in State College, PA.

Radio Park Elementary is full of students and teachers that are excited about reading, writing and drawing. A great school. A fun school visit.

One of the best parts of visiting schools is getting artwork and letters from kids!…
I was barely home in Vermont…when letters started arriving…I spent this morning answering them.

One of my favorite comments came from a child that likes that “my editor works in a building that looks like a slice of cheese.” I showed students a picture of the Flatiron Building so they could see where I go when I say “I’m go to see my publisher”.

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Thank you to Mary Robert and her second graders for all your thoughtful letters…Here is a small sample…I’m off to the post office to mail all of the replies!

Elephant and Gracie helped me sign books in my hotel the night before my visit…

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The day of my visit..I was greeted by this poster of MYRTLE in the library. It was drawn by a parent (and artist)…I love how she picked up on the patterns!

Myrtle Poster by parent

Myrtle Poster by parent

I had fun presenting and drawing with the students…I left drawings for the school…they were stuck all over the walls!

More drawings from presentation

More drawings from presentation

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Mrs. Grim’s Kindergarteners gave me an Elephant before I even left the school!
I brought him back to my hotel…tucked him in…and Gracie read a story to 2 Elephants that night…Thank you Mrs. Grim and Kindergarteners!

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Thank you all! A special thank you to a swell librarian…Emily Herring…for all of your hard work. I enjoyed meeting everyone. It was a great day.

To the kids in Radio Park..keep reading, writing and drawing!…tcp

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Purple Hats & Joe at Corl Street Elementary School…

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There were purple hats all over the walls at Corl Street Elementary…

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…and students had there own ideas about where Joe goes!

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I had a great week visiting elementary schools in State College, PA.

I returned with piles of wonderful artwork from the kids….car treats from the librarians…it was a great visit!!!

Ooops…I ate the car treats…so I can’t share those…

…but here is some fun art from students at Corl Street Elementary..

Thank you, Corl Street Elementary! Thank you State College, PA!…Great schools!….Great town!…tcp

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Sketchbook…Bach and Capitol City Concert…VT

I love drawing to music….in my studio….at concerts…

When I’m not close enough to draw the musicians…not a problem…I love drawing the audience.

These sketches from the concert of orchestral works and arias of  J.S. Bach….Capitol City Concerts…in Burlington, VT in November.
It was lovely.
Their next concert… Beethoven in February in Montpelier, VT

See you there!…enjoy…tcp

http://www.capitalcityconcerts.org/concert2.html

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Sketchbooks…Last concert at On the Rise…

Catching up…

Here are sketches from September at On the Rise Bakery in Richmond, VT….I’ll miss hanging out with sketchbook…yummy dinner and a glass of wine…Farewell..thank you to the folks at On the Rise….Best of luck in your new adventures…

Welcome to Parkside Kitchen…the new owners and the owners of Kitchen Table Bistro in  Richmond…they certainly know how to make delicious food and run a restaurant…

I’m hungry already…and I always have my sketchbook…

http://kitchentablebistro.com

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Elephant and Gracie back in VT…all “TUCKED-IN!”

Elephant and Gracie have been busy traveling…

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They’re back in Vermont and all tucked-in…getting ready to launch Tracey’s newest book…

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TUCK-IN TIME written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by tcp is now available at your local bookstore…yay!

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Join Tracey for a pajama party at PHOENIX BOOKS in Essex, VT on Friday, Oct. 24th at 6pm….don’t forget your favorite stuffed critter and you blankie!…see you there!…tcp

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