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Friday
Nov212014

get your ice cream!

Read about our recent frozen adventures on Honest to Nod today.

Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending us this tent and set of freezy dream treats!

Friday
Nov142014

happy birthday, madame chapeau

Andrea Beaty and David Roberts have collaborated again on another enchanting story—Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau.  It’s a sweet story about friendship and reaching out to one another in our community.  Madame Chapeau, expert hat maker, crafts amazing headwear for the denizens of Paris.  One night out on the town, she loses her beloved bonnet and is surprised by a little girl who comes to her rescue.

Beaty’s lively rhyming text pairs charmingly well with Roberts' striking hats and chic ensembles.  It’s no wonder, though, that Roberts’ sartorial renditions are tailored so impeccably—his background includes jobs as a fashion illustrator and milliner previous to becoming a children’s book illustrator.  This story is a delight for the eyes as much as it is for the heart.

This was an advance copy sent by Abrams Books.  All opinions stated are my own.

Thursday
Nov132014

saturday morning playtime in plushville

A little snippet from my post today on Honest to Nod, The Land of Nod's blog.  Check it out here!

Wednesday
Nov122014

hello hanna

Avery absolutely loved this Hello Paper Dolls set that we received some years ago in a giveaway from Hello Hanna.  It is the epitome of cute!  There is also a set of stencils that you can use to design your own clothes with your favorite paper or prints.  You can still find some of their book kits and placemat sets on Amazon—just do a search for “Hello Hanna."

Tuesday
Nov042014

art to your heart's content

If you missed my post about the Artist's Surplus Art Jar at Honest to Nod a couple of months ago, you can read it here: Art to Your Heart's Content.  Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending us their Artist's Surplus Art Jar!