Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Robert's Snow auction to raise money for cancer research is fast approaching. In the buildup, a gaggle of intrepid bloggers have been tirelessly promoting the cause by featuring participating illustrators.
Today it's my turn. Head over to A Year of Reading to learn more about me than I knew myself. PLUS, enter to WIN the sketch for the above drawing!
THEN, click forthwith to Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast to see the complete list of illustrator profiles, courtesy of the incredible organized Jules and Eisha.
AND THEN, go to the Robert's Snow site, check out all of the snowflakes, prepare to bid, and TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
Monday, October 29, 2007
It's been awhile since I drew something purely for the fun of it. So this weekend, in honor of Halloween, I turned my attention to a very old tale of trick or treating gone wrong. I think kids today realize that, even if it's made of gingerbread, you should never bite a house. Sadly, Hansel and Gretel were not the sharpest tacks in the toolbox.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
In the next couple of weeks I'll be removing the chains that keep me at my drawing table and venturing out into what is commonly called the real world. This Wednesday I'll be at Borders in Wynnewood, PA for a special Very Hairy Bear storytime at 3:30 pm. Next up is the big children's book event of the season...the 16th annual Local Author and Illustrator Night at Children's Book World in scenic Haverford, PA on November 2nd! If you've been to this before, you know that you won't see more authors and illustrators crammed into one space outside of the ALA convention. It looks like the wonderful Eileen Spinelli will be there so here's a chance to get a double signed copy of Where I Live! Hope to see you there!
Thursday, October 04, 2007
HEY, KIDS! Now available in Specially Marked Boxes of Cheerios....a teeny tiny edition of my first picture book, The New Girl...and Me by Jacqui Robbins! Cheerios' Spoonful of Stories program makes these lil' books (printed in English and Spanish) as a way to distribute free books to kids. Pretty cool, huh? They also team up with the great First Book organization for more good work. I'm not sure how long they'll be on the shelves, but they've been spotted already.