I was thrilled to be invited to be part of a new collection of previously unpublished poems by the great Margaret Wise Brown called GOODNIGHT SONGS.
Sterling Publishing has created a trailer for the book, which you can view here.
This is my contribution to this truly beautiful book. What an honor to be part of it!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
I love visiting schools!
It's an opportunity for me to directly connect with the readers of my books. I'm so happy to have the chance to show how I create my books, TV shows, and character designs.
I walk the students through my process, from concept to the completed form, showing how I take a small idea and through hard work, turn it into a book, TV show or a character.
Of course there are also old photos, funny drawing and some animation, too! I hope they have as much fun as I do.
So thank you to all the schools I've visited in the past and the schools I'll visit in the future!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Having dinner at one of my favorite restaurants is great, but with a good friend is even better!
I met up with former Brooklynite/current Milwaukeean (is that a word?), brilliant author/illustrator, and dear friend, Andy Rash. We had a great time, chowing down and talking books.
And speaking of books, if you don't know Andy's books, you should!
So adios, old chum. It's back to Wisconsin for you and back up town for me.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
What an honor to be invited to the Pequot Children's Book Festival!
And what a star-studded list of authors! It was such an honor to be included in this auspicious group.
I'm not sure if the kids and parents attending knew that it was just as much fun for us as it was for them to hang out with children's books authors and illustrators. I ran into some old friends, as well as new ones.
Marc Tyler Nobleman was there.
And so was the brilliant Tony Abbott.
I got a chance to catch up with Bryan Collier.
As well as with Ann Haywood Leal.
I rode the train back to NYC with Mr. R.L. Stine! We discussed all things books, TV, film, but oddly not a single mention of monsters.