Feb 5, 2010

A Few More Important New Releases

I illustrated a series of books for Picture Window Books, written by Amanda Doering Tourville, about Friends with Disabilities, and am very pleased with the results, especially in the design and printing of the series.  If you have young friends or family members with Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism or Down Syndrome, these important books help children understand their peers who may be living with any of these disabilities.

Feb 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!

OK, this is the last time I'll be spouting out about groundhogs for a while now, but of course, today I must because it IS Groundhog Day!  Most of the groundhogs throughout the country, including Punxsutawney Phil, saw their shadows, and unfortunately for us cold weather dwellers, the prediction calls for 6 more weeks of winter. In the meantime, I've enjoyed some Groundhog Weather School book sitings around my area (NY).
(1) Lincoln Center B&N, (2) West Nyack B&N, (3) B&N in CT taken by illustrator friend Jamison Odone

Art © Jean Cassels

Also, I made an appearance yesterday at my local Barnes and Noble during their morning storytime to talk about my book.  John, the regular host of the event, was gracious enough to lend me some of that time.  He also read aloud a book called Groundhog Stays Up Late and I found the illustrations by Jean Cassels to be very beautiful and worth sharing. 

Also, here's a great inspirational blog post from Design Sponge.   

Happy Groundhog Day everyone!