Friday, August 30, 2013

Spotlight on Books and Illustrators

Do you know Eric Barclay? If you don't, you're in for a treat!  I discovered Eric and his amazing art through Illustration Friday, where his posts in response to each week's prompts were always fresh, original and masterfully done.  Eric is also a most generous person, who left encouraging comments on everyone's blog -- believe me, it means a lot to receive cheering words from such a talented artist!

August has been a great month for Eric who has two brand new books out:

I can see just fine (Abrams, 2013) in which a young girl is not quite ready to admit she needs glasses (I can totally relate!!)

Hiding Phil (Scholastic, 2013), a funny and charming story about three siblings and one very big (adorable) elephant they must bring home.

Make sure to spend lots of time looking through Eric's blog -- you'll see just how creative he can be!  Look at what he did with with a plain empty toilet cleaner container:

Truly, the man is a GENIUS!
I'm sure there will be many more great books from Eric to come!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Giveaway Winners!!

Hiya!  It's time to announce the winners of the illustrated envelopes giveaway!  If you didn't win, or didn't get to participate this time, no worries.  This is certainly something I will do again in the future.

So without further ado... the winners are Joanne and Maria!  Numbers were selected using a random number generator.

I'll be contacting you by email to get your addresses so I can mail the envelopes asap.  Thanks so much to everyone who participated!