Actually just a Newfoundland puppy named Tulip. But she looks like a bear.
Recently I took pictures of author/illustrator David Hyde Costello. He brought along props — a puppet and a ukelele — but my favorite shot turned out to be just him, propless.
My first event for The Penderwicks in Spring will be at my very favorite bookstore, Broadside Bookshop in Northampton, Massachusetts, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. This will be the second day of spring, and I’m hoping there will be crocuses in bloom to help me celebrate. By the way, the Broadside Bookshop is mentioned in my book, which means that we’ll sort of be inside the book while we talk about it.
The Penderwicks in Spring has received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.
More sheep news. New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist Harry Bliss recently traveled to Russia, taking along a special friend, as shown in this video: http://vimeo.com/111492370. The picture book he mentioned is mine, due out in 2016 from Knopf.
Just received the Japanese edition of the first Penderwicks book. Notice how the girls are running from right to left, instead of left to right like they do on the American edition? This is because Japanese read in the opposite direction from Americans, starting at what we consider the back of the book.