tcp scribbles...from picture book author & illustrator Tracey Campbell Pearson

WILBUR and George….hop…hop…again.

I’m joining The Briar Patch Bookstore in Bangor, Maine this morning for a virtual story time.

It’s Easter weekend.

I’m reading my new book, Girls and Boys Come Out to Play, which features Mother Goose.

Wilbur said…Don’t forget George!

Just in case you need a rabbit for your basket..

Wilbur is our 100lb Bernese Mountain Dog.

He needed company when I’m busy at my drawing table.

Meet George the rabbit.

Cut him out.

Glue his front and back together.

Bend him at his feet and tell him to stand.

George’s vision is a little fuzzy. You can make him some glasses out of wire…

…and put them right over his nose.

Or if you would like…you can Color George.

Then, cut him out and glue him together.

Bend him at his feet and tell him to stand.

You can add glasses by drawing them…

any color…any shape!

Speaking of coloring…

…Here’s a bunny coloring page.

It’s made from the endpapers that I drew for TUCK-IN TIME…written by Carole Gerber.

…and paper bunny dolls!

Print and color!

There are more activities for many of my books.

Just visit the FUN STUFF section on my website:

www.traceycampbellpearson.com

Have fun!…tcp

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Hey Diddle….Wilbur!!!

Hey Diddle, Diddle.

The cat and the fiddle.

The cow jumped over….

…Wilbur!

Wilbur here…Do you like my crown?

I had fun at my first Virtual Story Time with TCP.

Thanks to Michele and Kristen at Phoenix Books in Essex, VT for hosting.

Thanks to all who joined us virtually in her studio.

She read.

She drew pictures.

She shared pictures.

Kids drew pictures and shared them from home.

Me…I sat on the floor of her studio and watched…

…I did not bark.

I did not beg for cookies.

I did not get into her trash.*

…Zoom-Zoom.

*Disclaimer: I did find part of a bagel in someone else’s trash on the way to her studio. It was delicious!

She said I was a good boy.

So, I’m invited to her next Virtual Story Time!!!

And you’re invited too!

Saturday, April 3, 2021 10:00 ET

The Briar Patch Bookshop, Bangor, ME

https://briarpatchbooks.square.site

 

Girls and Boys Come Out and…..Celebrate!

You too can have a cow jumping over you…

"Girls and Boys Come Out to Play" by Tracey Campbell Pearson Crown activity

My Hey Diddle Crown is just

one of the activities on her website. Explore. Have fun!

She’ll post future virtual EVENTS on her BLOG on her WEBSITE.

And MORE ACTIVITES as we get close to our book birthday!!

 

*APRIL 13,2021 GIRLS AND BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY BOOK BIRTHDAY!

 

WHEN BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS  ARE SOLD!!

YOU CAN  PRE-ORDER!!

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR INDIE BOOKSELLER!

Let her know your favorite indie bookseller and she’ll send them autographed bookplates when you purchase a book.

*If you can’t wait until April 13th, you can get an autographed book, early by attending her event at The Briar Patch

Honk-Honk!…tcp

Contact her through the contact section on her website:

www.traceycampbellpearson.com

Keep reading!

Have fun…woof-woof…Wilbur

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Girls and Boys Come Out and READ!!!

Girls and Boys Come Out and…..Celebrate!

Saturday, March 27th 11:00 ET

I’m joining my local indie bookseller, Phoenix Books in Essex, VT from my studio for a Virtual Story Time!

It will be the first public reading of my new book Girls and Boys Come Out to Play.

I’ll read, draw and share my process…while celebrating all things Mother Goose!

I’ll be signing their in store copies of my books. Let them know if you want one personalized.

You can register through their website. Here’s a link:

https://www.phoenixbooks.biz/event/story-time-tracey-campbell-pearson

 

In honor of Mother Goose…to celebrate my new book…and just because it’s fun…I’ve put new activities on my website. Here’s a link:

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play

 

Flying Mother Goose..

…one of the activities on my website. Explore. Have fun!

I’ll post future virtual events on my blog on my website.

THESE ARE HAPPENING SOON!

Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:00 ET Phoenix Books, Essex, VT.

https://www.phoenixbooks.biz

Saturday, April 3, 2021 10:00 ET The Briar Patch Bookshop, Bangor, ME

https://briarpatchbooks.square.site

*APRIL 13,2021 GIRLS AND BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY BOOK BIRTHDAY!

WHEN BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS  ARE SOLD…

WHERE YOU CAN ALSO PRE-ORDER!!

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR INDIE BOOKSELLER!

Let me know your favorite indie bookseller, I’m happy to send them autographed bookplates when you purchase a book.

*If you can’t wait until April 13th, you can get an autographed book, early by attending one of the above events.

Honk-Honk!…tcp

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Mother Goose lands in bookstores…Soon!

 

“While letting the traditional phrases work their magic, Pearson captures the spirit of the nonsense in lively ink drawings with watercolor washes. . . .  With plenty of intriguing characters and visual details to discover, here’s a lively interpretation of a classic nursery rhyme.”Booklist

 

My new book, Girls and Boys Come Out to Play will be available at your local indie bookstore

or wherever books are sold on

April 13th!!!

Mother Goose wants you to know that early copies will be available when you attend one of my virtual book events.

Join us for some silliness…reading…drawing…and fun!

 

SIGN UP AT:

PHOENIX BOOKS, ESSEX,VT

Saturday, March 27th 11:00-12:30

https://www.phoenixbooks.biz

(802) 872-7111

 

BRIAR PATCH BOOKSHOP, BANGOR, MAINE

Saturday, April 3rd 10:00 am

https://bookshop.org/shop/briarpatchbooks

(207) 941-0255

 

Hope to see there!…HONK! HONK!…

 

…Thank you, Margaret Ferguson! Thank you to everyone at Holiday House Books!

Thank you, Phoenix Books , Briar Patch Bookshop and All Indie Booksellers!

…It takes a team to make a book!!

 

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Valentine Bob…and Wilbur…

Happy Valentine’s Day from Wilbur and Bob!

 

Wilbur’s wearing his Bob crown. He replaced the yum-yum bugs with hearts for Valentine’s Day.

You can download the crown from the Fun Stuff section of my website.

I made Valentine Bob using press sheets from his book. You can make your own Valentine Bob! Just download the pattern in the Fun Section of my website. Have fun!

x

Happy Valentine’s Day!

tcp…Bob…and Wilbur

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Peace. Love. Books. Elephants.

Elephant Alphabet…Elephant Words…Gracie is thinking of words for the new year…

Think of a word…or your name…or the name of a friend.

Print Elephant’s Alphabet and color and cut out your words.

Glue or tape them to a piece of paper.

Make a word. Make a herd. Share them with a friend.

Have fun!…tcp

Elephant's Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Elephant’s Story

written and illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Published by Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux (BYR)
Hardcover ISBN 9780374399139

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It’s a Bird…Its’ a Plane…It’s Gracie and Elephant!

“Elephants do fly,” says Gracie.

You can make one of your own or make a herd.

The pattern is below.  Print it in color or color it yourself. You choose.

Don’t forget to make them a little. book. You can fill it with your own story.

Gracie and Elephant love stories.

Read to your elephant.

Have fun!…tcp

 

Elephant's Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Elephant’s Story

written and illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Published by Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux (BYR)
Hardcover ISBN 9780374399139

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NOTES FROM MOTHER GOOSE…

Look what’s New for Spring 2021…

It’s my book…honk…honk!

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play published by Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House.

Thank you, Margaret Ferguson! Thank you, Holiday House!

Where would a goose be without you?

Just a peek. More to come…

Honk-honk…MG

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WILBUR and George….hop…hop…

My studio is getting crowded.

Wilbur is our 100lb Bernese Mountain Dog.

He needed company when I’m busy at my drawing table.

Meet George the rabbit.

Cut him out.

Glue his front and back together.

Bend him at his feet and tell him to stand.

George’s vision is a little fuzzy. You can make him some glasses out of wire…

…and put them right over his nose.

Or if you would like…you can Color George.

Then, cut him out and glue him together.

Bend him at his feet and tell him to stand.

You can add glasses by drawing them…

any color…any shape!

Speaking of coloring…

…Here’s a bunny coloring page.

It’s made from the endpapers that I drew for TUCK-IN TIME…written by Carole Gerber.

…and paper bunny dolls!

Print and color!

There are more activities for many of my books.

Just visit the FUN STUFF section on my website:

www.traceycampbellpearson.com

Have fun!…tcp

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READING TO WILBUR…WOOF!

What is a pup to do when the library is closed? Wilbur is looking for a reading buddy.

If you would like to be Wilbur’s reading buddy you can print him and cut him out.

…OR print Wilbur without color get out your crayons, colored pencils, markers…whatever you have.

Color him any color or lots of colors. Give him polka dots.

Cut him out after you have colored him.

Make him a little book. Fill it with a little story.

Tell him to sit. (If he doesn’t listen, fold him and make him sit on his bottom.)

Then read Wilbur your little book.

If he asks for more, you can make him another little book.

You can read him your favorite book. A book off your shelf or from under your bed.

Read to him anywhere.

On the floor.

In a chair.

Under your bed.

In your closet.

Where is your favorite place to read?

Wilbur would love to meet your Wilbur.

If you would like to share…Take a picture of your Wilbur in your favorite place to read and have your mom or dad send it to me and I’ll be sure he sees it.

email:  info@traceycampbellpearson.com

 

 

 

 

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