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.
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
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!
The habit started years ago in art school….tcp
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
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.
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
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.
…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
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:
Visit www.traceycampbellpearson.com to learn more about my books and to download more activities…