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!
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
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…
The Awful Aardvarks in the cubbies! They’re ready for school….
THE AWFUL AARDVARKS GO TO SCHOOL
Written by Reeve Lindbergh
Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson
Hardcover ISBN 0-670-85920-6
Softcover ISBN 0-14-055488-2
Wilbur is on his way to puppy school…First lesson….sit.
Happy start to a new school year!…to kids…teachers…parents…and puppies…tcp
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”.
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…
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!
I had fun presenting and drawing with the students…I left drawings for the school…they were stuck all over the walls!
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!
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
There were purple hats all over the walls at Corl Street Elementary…
…and students had there own ideas about where Joe goes!
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