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!

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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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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:

Home

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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