Kids and Teen Blog
Hey you Ivy + Bean fans! Here's a chance to meet the lovely Annie Barrows!
If you're in Toronto please stop by Friday and/or Saturday to say hi!
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Danielle and I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Toronto to meet with media. We met with loads of wonderful editors and bloggers.
I'll be back next week with a sneak peek of some of the books that everyone was really excited about but in the meantime (while I catch up on a week's worth of work) here are videos for two of my favorite picture books from the Spring List.
First up is Press Here by Herve Tullet- In the days where everything is an app, has it's own website, or has some kind of online component it is so refreshing to see an interactive book that is, well, just a book. Take it from a mama of a two year old who is addicted to puzzles on the iphone. Give them this book to play with and help reintroduce them to the magic that can be held between the pages of a book. Check out the video and you will understand why.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld- Whenever I mention the name Tom Lichtenheld to editors I almost always get squeals of delight and "Oh my goodness, he is the guy that illustrated Duck! Rabbit! I LOVE him!!!" Yes he is. And if you have a little one that is obsessed with trucks and diggers then Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site should find a home right next to Duck! Rabbit! on their bookshelf. Let's face it, what little one, male or female, isn't intrigued with trucks and diggers?
Back next week! Until then- Happy Reading!
The trip started at 6:30am (gross!) with a stop off at Breakfast TV in Dundas Square where Bart discussed eating squirmy mealworms — fried with breadcrumbs and olive oil (and uh, yeah, officially G.R.O.S.S.) — with host Dina Pugliese.
Dina was thrilled as you can see:
Bart also paid quick visits to the nice folks at Today's Parent, The Magazine, and The World's Biggest Bookstore before heading off for a hilarious chat about slime eels (ick!), underwear (yuk!), and leeches on eyeballs (vomit!), with Carlos on YTV's The Zone!
Come back soon Bart!
Books by Bart:
- The Big Book of Gross Stuff
- The Big Book of Girl Stuff
- The Big Book of Boy Stuff
- The Pocket Guide to Mischief
- The Pocket Guide to Girl Stuff
- The Pocket Guide to Boy Stuff
- The Pocket Guide to Magic
- The Pocket Guide to Games
- The Pocket Guide to Brilliance
AND coming this Fall:
Jam-packed with awesome jokes, silly trivia, cool activities, mysterious puzzles, and much more, this book is the perfect companion for kids everywhere!
Available from Gibbs Smith and Raincoast in September 2010!