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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WILBUR and George….hop…hop…

My studio is getting crowded.

Wilbur is our 100lb Bernese Mountain Dog.

He needed company when I’m busy at my drawing table.

Meet George the rabbit.

Cut him out.

Glue his front and back together.

Bend him at his feet and tell him to stand.

George’s vision is a little fuzzy. You can make him some glasses out of wire…

…and put them right over his nose.

Or if you would like…you can Color George.

Then, cut him out and glue him together.

Bend him at his feet and tell him to stand.

You can add glasses by drawing them…

any color…any shape!

Speaking of coloring…

…Here’s a bunny coloring page.

It’s made from the endpapers that I drew for TUCK-IN TIME…written by Carole Gerber.

…and paper bunny dolls!

Print and color!

There are more activities for many of my books.

Just visit the FUN STUFF section on my website:

www.traceycampbellpearson.com

Have fun!…tcp

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READING TO WILBUR…WOOF!

What is a pup to do when the library is closed? Wilbur is looking for a reading buddy.

If you would like to be Wilbur’s reading buddy you can print him and cut him out.

…OR print Wilbur without color get out your crayons, colored pencils, markers…whatever you have.

Color him any color or lots of colors. Give him polka dots.

Cut him out after you have colored him.

Make him a little book. Fill it with a little story.

Tell him to sit. (If he doesn’t listen, fold him and make him sit on his bottom.)

Then read Wilbur your little book.

If he asks for more, you can make him another little book.

You can read him your favorite book. A book off your shelf or from under your bed.

Read to him anywhere.

On the floor.

In a chair.

Under your bed.

In your closet.

Where is your favorite place to read?

Wilbur would love to meet your Wilbur.

If you would like to share…Take a picture of your Wilbur in your favorite place to read and have your mom or dad send it to me and I’ll be sure he sees it.

email:  info@traceycampbellpearson.com

 

 

 

 

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MY FUNNY VALENTINE…

Make your own Bob Valentine…

 

 

Bob Valentine cut paper collage.

BOB

2020 and still in print!!!

 

Originally published in 2002 by Farrar Straus Giroux.

 

Have fun with Bob…Happy Valentine’s Day…tcp

Bob

written and illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux (BYR)
Square Fish Macmillan
Softcover 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
  • Maine, Raising Reader Book for 4 year olds
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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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Penguin Sketches…

Brrrrr….it’s cold outside. Penguins are coming out of my pen!

Penguin notes…

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

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