Sunday, May 15, 2011

Launch for Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been!

You are invited to the launch for the beautiful book Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been
by Dan Bar-el, illustrations by Rae Maté

When: Tuesday May 31, 2011, 7:30 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 West 8th Ave, Vancouver

There will be delicious food and "amewsing" activities galore!

Check out the great review in the New York Times!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

petite pencil sculptures

WOW! These are miniature masterpieces by Dalton Ghetti, all carved into graphite, in particular--the tips of pencils! Dalton, who works as a carpenter has been making his tiny graphite works for about 25 years. There are more images here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

windy and friends - giveaway

Windy and Friends blog has a wonderful giveway right now!

They are giving away 1 ball of Blue Sky Worsted Cotton in "Tomato" red, enough to make 1 Windy's Spring Scarf.
More about the Windy book here.

All you have to do to potentially win is to let them know what your favourite colour of red is. Is it strawberry? Is it stoplight?

The giveaway ends May 27 and the winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck!

a book you can sleep in

How cute! I wish I had one of these. Beds that look like giant books! These have been created by Japanese artist Yusuke Suzuki, and you can even turn the pages. More about them here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

new simply small website!

The Simply Small Series has a lovely new website:

There's fun stuff like coloring pages to download, info about the wonderful Paola Opal, author and illustrator, and peeks into the four upcoming titles: Bitsy, Rokko, Saffy & Ollie, and Zingy!

Monday, May 2, 2011

become someone else

This amazingly clever bookstore ad campaign is called "Become Someone Else" designed for the bookstore Mint Vinentu, a used bookstore in Villinus that caters in classic books. Thanks to Fuse #8 (always a source of wonderful inspiration) for the link.
Who do you like to become when you read?