A star for Mother Goose…a “shelfie” for you…

Honk-Honk! MG loves her star. Thank you, SLJ…

★ “Pearson’s pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations easily convey the exuberance of her characters be they human or animal. Her dynamic scenes are full of details that keep the story zipping along with the text. . . . this clever book will delight all readers.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

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Meet Mother Goose. MG for short.

She’s featured in my picture book,

GIRLS AND BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY.

She is also one of my “Shelfies”. My answer to social distancing.

She can sit on your shelf too.

Download her. Print her. Cut her out and she will keep you company.

Save room on your shelf for her friends!

Look for more “shelfies” on future posts here on my blog and on my website.

Honk-Honk!

 

 

For more activities for many of my books visit the FUN STUFF section on my website:

www.traceycampbellpearson.com

Have fun!…tcp

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Cover Reveal!! New Picture Book!! GIRLS AND BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY

Put copy here

It’s a book!

Mother Goose invites a group of children “up the ladder and down the wall”.

Who will they meet on the other side?

GIRLS AND BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY

By Tracey Campbell Pearson

Published by

Margaret Ferguson Books,

Holiday House

ISBN 978-0-8324-4713-8

Available wherever books are sold!!!

 

I can send autographed bookplates to any indie bookstore!

Contact me: info@traceycampbellpearson.com

Thanks for supporting your local indie bookseller!

For information about the book, including summary, reviews, images and activities:

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play

Honk-Honk!…tcp

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WILBUR and George….hop…hop…again.

I’m joining The Briar Patch Bookstore in Bangor, Maine this morning for a virtual story time.

It’s Easter weekend.

I’m reading my new book, Girls and Boys Come Out to Play, which features Mother Goose.

Wilbur said…Don’t forget George!

Just in case you need a rabbit for your basket..

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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Mother Goose lands in bookstores…Soon!

 

“While letting the traditional phrases work their magic, Pearson captures the spirit of the nonsense in lively ink drawings with watercolor washes. . . .  With plenty of intriguing characters and visual details to discover, here’s a lively interpretation of a classic nursery rhyme.”Booklist

 

My new book, Girls and Boys Come Out to Play will be available at your local indie bookstore

or wherever books are sold on

April 13th!!!

Mother Goose wants you to know that early copies will be available when you attend one of my virtual book events.

Join us for some silliness…reading…drawing…and fun!

 

SIGN UP AT:

PHOENIX BOOKS, ESSEX,VT

Saturday, March 27th 11:00-12:30

https://www.phoenixbooks.biz

(802) 872-7111

 

BRIAR PATCH BOOKSHOP, BANGOR, MAINE

Saturday, April 3rd 10:00 am

https://bookshop.org/shop/briarpatchbooks

(207) 941-0255

 

Hope to see there!…HONK! HONK!…

 

…Thank you, Margaret Ferguson! Thank you to everyone at Holiday House Books!

Thank you, Phoenix Books , Briar Patch Bookshop and All Indie Booksellers!

…It takes a team to make a book!!

 

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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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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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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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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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Hellooooo Decembrrrrrr….

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.
Amazing….

…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

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