Brrrrr….it’s cold outside. Penguins are coming out of my pen!
I was recently in Santa Fe. I wish I could have brought an original Georgia O’Keeffe back to Vermont. Although I did bring home this lovely book of her watercolors from 1916-1918.
It’s keeping me warm on this cold winter morning. This one is called “House with Tree” (red). It was an inspiration for my penguins. I wonder what Georgia would think of that.
I’m having fun making a mess in my studio with my watercolors….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
Have fun making a Bob Valentine! Here’s a link to a downloadable image on my website.
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
NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts
*School Library Journal, starred review
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book
Award Master List- Grades K-3
Oppenheim 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
Elephants shop local on Small Business Saturday…and everyday!
Here they are at their local indie bookseller.
“Do you like my earrings?” asks Elephant.
“Perfect,” says Gracie.
Elephant and Gracie are checking out my author’s copy of my newest picture book.
I had lots of fun illustrating TUCK-IN TIME written by Carole Gerber.
Thank you, Carole…for writing such a sweet and delightful text!
Published by Margaret Ferguson Books-Farrar Straus Giroux
and available at your local bookstore on August 19, 2014.
Here’s a sneak peek…
Here’s a link to our websites
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Margaret Ferguson Books
9 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 40 pages, full-color throughout
Age Range: 1 to 3
Grade Range: p to p
A tour bus from Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art in Findlay, Ohio arrived at my studio in Vermont in late June…with a picnic on the village green…a visit to the general store…and a visit to my studio…
42 children’s book enthusiasts and an elephant in my studio all at once. Tons of fun!
If you haven’t been to the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art…absolutely worth a trip…and another…and another… they’ve a wonderful collection of original picture book art!
Thank you Mazza!!!
….I wasn’t the only author in the room!
Here’s ELEPHANT’S STORY made by the young authors and illustrators in Mrs. Meehan’s First Grade. It’s wonderful.
Here is a story quilt by Mrs. Charbonneau’s Kindergarteners….very cool.
Drawing Elephant Letters for the classrooms!
…There was even Elephant Cake…yum!
Mrs. Flickinger shares her library with a GIANT Bob…made a few years back…and still hanging out in the library…..a rooster that’s bigger than an Elephant!
I thought I was cool because I found an Elephant scarf…But Cally Flickinger was wearing of the t-shirts I designed for Shelburne Farms….very cool.
Thanks to Cally, Traci and everyone at Champlain School for making author visits fun!…I had a wonderful day with the kindergarten and first grade classes at Chamberlin School in Vermont….tcp
Brrrr…Vermont March night….lots of fresh snow….warm inside On the Rise…
Listening to Out of the Blue…warm pizza…fresh salad…glass o’ wine and a sketchbook…perfect!…tcp
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