Tomi Ungerer…creator of absurd and delicious picture books and more…

I found this poster many years ago in a gallery in NYC.

I love it.

Now faded and wrinkly…it hangs in my studio.

Always has. Always will.

 

The Beast and Monsiur Racine is on top of my pile of Tomi’s books.

When I was a studying with Sendak in the mid-70’s, Maurice introduced me to Tomi’s work .

This book is dedicated to Maurice and designed by Jane Byers Bierhorst (amazing book designer who taught with Maurice). 

This is the book that made me want to make picture books. 

Tomi was a master of the form. It is truly a book that can be read again and again….while always discovering something new in the art. Joyful and absurd. The crowd scenes are wild and wonderful.

 

From my Tomi library...

It’s because of  Tomi, Maurice and Jane that I discovered my passion for this process of creating picture books.  

It is a joy spending time with Tomi’s work. All of it. No matter how absurd…and because it is so…

Tomi’s quote is over my drawing table: “ Far out isn’t far enough”.

I imagine Tomi, Maurice and Jane…together…somewhere…”Outside Over There”…filling the “empty space” with something wonderful.

You are missed…thank you…tcp

Here is a link to Tomi’s official website:

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A link to Tomi’s obituary in the New York Times:

The documentary: Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer (2012) is fabulous…but NOT for children!

However, the animated version of The Three Robbers IS for kids and it’s great!

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Dog Days of Summer…WOOF!…Notes from Wilbur…

Summer is here. What has she been doing?

She’s been making dummies for a book about me. Lots of them.  This dummy is tiny.

It’s just 5 and 1/2 inches. What’s the big deal? Why does it take so long to make a picture book?

Somedays… she walks me to the library. She gets books. I get ear rubs and dog treats.

Happy Summer…WOOF!….from Wilbur

 

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Celebrate International Women’s Day…WIN a book…

PRE-K-4TH GRADE TEACHERS & K-5 LIBRARIANS BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!

I’m Celebrating International Women’s Day by giving away -to 4 lucky winners- a signed copy of my book MYRTLE

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux. Winner of Parent’s Choice Silver Medal  & PW starred review
I call it my “Strong Woman” book….Although, Myrtle is a mouse.

HOW TO ENTER:

Visit my Instagram page tcpscribbles or my Facebook page (links on the bottom of the homepage on my website www.traceycampbellpearson.com)

1. Like the photo for the BOOK GIVEAWAY

2. Follow @tcpscribbles on Instagram OR Tracey Campbell Pearson Author Illustrator on Facebook

3. Repost OR tag a librarian or teacher friend who might want to know about this giveaway.

I’ll pick 4 random winners ( 2 from Instagram and 2 from Facebook). They’ll be announced on 6 pm EST on Thursday, March 15, 2018 Open to Teachers, librarians, US residents only.

Good Luck!

This photo of my Great Grandmother and my Great, Great Grandparents on top of an alligator has always been my inspiration for strong women.

Happy International Women’s Day…today and everyday!…tcp

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Hellooooo Decembrrrrrr….

If you’re reading this, that means I was able…with help…to get my website out into the world and connect it with my blog.
Amazing….

…and Paige Kaleita, I couldn’t have done this without your help…

…And to all of those visiting this page.
I look forward to playing with my blog and being able to update my new website all by myself.

Thanks for visiting…stop back again…you never know what you might find!…tcp

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Wilbur…the year of the rooster…waiting for the year of the dog…woof.

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Wilbur tries out Bob Crown…

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Bob crown made by 4th grader

It’s fun to visit schools and see children wearing their Buggy Bob Crowns! This one was made by a 4th grader. Kindergarteners…teachers…librarians….one size fits all! Make the bugs wiggle and shake your sillies out! Happy Year of the Rooster from Bob and tcp…enjoy!

Here are the instructions for the Buggy Bob Crown:

Bob Crown New-update

Instructions for Bob Crown

Bob Crown New-update

Bob Crown Pattern

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It’s the year of the rooster…she says she has more activities on her website…

Visit www.traceycampbellpearson.com to learn more about my books and to download more activities…

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BOB by Tracey Campbell Pearson published by Farrar Straus Giroux   ISBN 978-0-374-40871-8

 

 

 

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Valentine Bob…

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Valentine Bob

Have fun making a Bob Valentine! Here’s a link to a downloadable image on my website.

http://www.traceycampbellpearson.com/pdf/Bob-valentine.pdf

 

Bob Valentine New

Valentine Bob Coloring Page

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Written and Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2004
Softcover available Square Fish an imprint of Macmillan ISBN 978-0-374-40871-8

Parents’ Choice Silver Medal AwardNCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts
Parents’ Choice Silver Medal Award*School Library Journal, starred review
Parents’ Choice Silver Medal AwardArkansas Diamond Primary Book
Award Master List- Grades K-3
Parents’ Choice Silver Medal AwardOppenheim Gold Award

Visit my website to learn more about Bob. Get the inside story. Download more activities based on the book….enjoy!…Happy Valentine’s Day…tcp

http://www.traceycampbellpearson.com/books/bob.htm

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Valentine Bob Winter

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Valentine Bob Collage

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