After our fun-filledMeltdown, we stayed a good long time in Northampton so we could write. However, there were many delicious distractions, like theEric Carle Museum of Picture Book Arton theHampshire Collegecampus . . .
The museum is filled with great children's book art and great children's book artists. While we were visiting, so wasKadir Nelson, along with Sharon Robinson, author and daughter of baseball great, Jackie Robinson . . .
Here's Moi with Kadir at the National Book Festival Library of Congress Gala last year . . .
But back to the Carle. You never know who you'll run into in KitLitLand. Look -- It's big mouthSusannah Richards!!!(I'm not being mean. That's what they call influential booksellers and experts in our industry. Publishers sendbig mouthsearly editions of books, etc. so they can help buzz a book.)
It was so cool because Susannah knew I was in town. So she had copies of my books in the trunk of her car for me to sign in case she saw me . . .
There's art everywhere, even in the restrooms . . .
Later,Peepyventured into the art room to make a lovely Peep stamp . . .
We're hoping to get our Peepy art into a gallery someday. What do you think?
Oh, and guess what?WARP SPEEDhas been named to Bank Street's Best Books of the Year list!!!
Hey! Hey! If you happen to be on the Hampshire College campus, or one of the other surrounding colleges, be on the lookout for these totally awesome flyers put up by a college student who loves children's books!!!!
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