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My cat made some cameos in MOON, here she is in an action scene  
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Peter Pan is out in July and available for pre-order at now—it’s an adventure primer. Tinker Bell is exploring!

Camouflage on Caturday

MOON is now available in the UK  
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Thank you to the New York Times Book Review for featuring Moon!  (Link in profile) 
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Boxing bunnies and a cat on the moon wallpaper are a secret treasure at The Clinton Bookshop

I’ll be at Clinton Bookshop (12 Main Street, Clinton, NJ)  today at 4 pm for a book signing. 
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Moonbeam loves catnip

I’ll be at Books of Wonder today from 1-3pm (18th Street, Manhattan) for a picture book panel and book signing. 
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Drawing trees

Go to @hmhkids to win this poster of MOON (the real one is fancy with gold foil and everything!) 
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MOON, in bookstores today!  
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Busy

My good friend (and Babylit author) has a beautiful new book for all the goddesses out there. Artwork by Carme Lemniscates is stunning!

I always knew that Moonbeam gets zapped up to the mothership when I go to work, now I know what it looks like. Thanks @blackcatkustom for this beautiful piece of art!

MOON, 4.17.18  
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Misty Manhattan

Skully

Repost from @annahoyleart using @RepostRegramApp - Poor old bunting lady... this book still available in my web shop, luscious colours and my usual cheery themes!

Happy Spring!

A parasol—typical Phileas. Hong Kong to Yokohama in 6 days! Around the World in 80 Days by BabyLit is now available, and it is a transportation primer

Passepartout goes tubing while Phileas keeps watch. Suez to Bombay in 13 days! Around the World in 80 Days by BabyLit is now available, and it is a transportation primer

Thank you @jemu_mwenda   Repost from @jemu_mwenda using @RepostRegramApp - As a matter of fact,i have been inundated by the messages of love and hope to me and all my colleagues as Sudan’s caretaker,more so condolences to Sudan and the apologies made to him on behalf of fellow humanity.Sudan was dearly loved and  wherever he is,trust me he has blessed all of you mightily,Trust me their is no other blessing in the face of earth than the blessing of ‘’the last natural male Northern white rhino’
Its not easy to personally reply to all the messages,but  one  key thing that has outrightly come clear is that we have listened to Sudan”the Legend’s” call of making the world a better place,Thanks for all those who have desired to sacrifice a part of themselves for the cause of nature all over the world,and more so supporting Olpejeta conservancy in pursuing our conservation goal. 
I have lost a friend.Sudan,cried enough and spent thoughtful nights,with fresh memories of my Buddy.I have felt the greatest loss and pain.But now i won’t grief anymore! I have decided to turn all this pain and loss to  ENERGY and MOTIVATION.As i pursue to honour my promise of being His voice.What if you all join Me/Us and turn this bitterness and Loss into force that will guarantee the existence of many species nearly extinct and represented by Sudan? What if we stop cursing and profaning poachers on social media,poachers who don’t understand or even have access to internet?

What if we chose to honour the Legend by embedding His name  in our hearts,minds and spirit? and pledge allegiance that we won’t allow them to go Extinct?

I met Najin and Fatu today,To assure them that we will give them all the best and  pass them all your condolences,i told them that they are the only hope of saving this sub-species from extinction.All they could do  was look and swirl their ears back and front,As if saying it all counts on your fellow humanity.
nWe can save the Northern white rhinos,the black rhinos,southern whites,Indian,Javan,Sumatran, Pangolins and the endless list. I will sum up by sharing my thought;
"The voices and cries of the fallen rhinos,can only be heard by those who presently bury their

Phileas and Passepartout kill time in the sleeping car playing cards. London to Suez in 7 days! Around the World in 80 Days by BabyLit is now available, and it is a transportation primer (note: no animals were harmed in the making of this book!) is currently in India and has fallen for a princess in a palanquin. 57 days left! Around the World in 80 Days by BabyLit is now available, and it is a transportation primer     phileasfogg

I  you Chandal! Thanks for making my day!

Phileas is currently in India and has fallen for a princess in a palanquin. 57 days left! Around the World in 80 Days by BabyLit is now available, and it is a transportation primer (note: no animals were harmed in the making of this book!)

MOON, 4.17.18  
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Around the World in 80 Days by BabyLit is now available, and it is a transportation primer (note: no animals were harmed in the making of this book!)

New York Public Library or scene from The Shining?

RIP

Beautiful guilding of The Shala logo by @glassgilder1

Repost from @farmaxwell using @RepostRegramApp - Doing a taste test with @alisonoliverdesign comparing the black walnut syrup with maple syrup. Winner is...

Happy International Women's Day!

Moon 
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My new fave thing

Repost from @readingisourthing using @RepostRegramApp - We meet Moon as she is walking home from school with a large pile of books, pondering over the day and the long list of activities still to do. She wonders what it would be like to ignore the list and instead to be free and wild. Moon encounters something very wild—a wolf—a friendly wolf, who offers Moon a ride, introduces her to its pack and teaches her their wolfy ways. “How to pounce. How to play. How to howl. How to be still, how to listen and feel.” Moon returns home with a new windswept look and a sense of freedom, which she then passes on to her friends.
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Stuck to the wall of her bedroom, my daughter has made herself a list of things that she needs to get done every morning before school. While I’m a list maker myself, I do wonder at times what it would be like to not be bound by the lists and commitments that we clutter our lives with. It’s the same for my daughter too. There are days where we throw away the lists, skip swimming lessons, forget about the mountains of washing, and go out and discover, do something wild. Those days get us through the many others that are non-stop, busy, ticking off the to-do kind of days. Those days encourage us to simplify our lives.
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The story reminds us to connect with nature, to explore and play, to let kids be kids. Alison Oliver, author and illustrator of Moon, I’m sure you recognise the name, her style, well, she is also the illustrator of the BabyLit board books. Looking over Oliver’s work in Moon, I found myself thinking of Lane Smith’s There Is a Tribe of Kids. The main character in both stories is a wild, happy child searching for something, and texture is a beautiful feature. Everything about this book is beautiful—the choice of limited colours, the friendship between child and wolf, the mirroring, reflection and calmness throughout, and witnessing the wild lift Moon’s spirit. Reading it is a true joy. Moon, Alison Oliver. Publishes April 2018, Clarion Books. 4-8 years
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Are you a list maker or a risk taker, or a little bit of both? How do you and your kids embrace the wild within? .
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I'm so happy to have my silkscreens at Plom Gallery in Barcelona! If you are in the area please check them out--Plom is a contemporary art gallery for kids. 🖤

Best movie scene

Helping me work

I ️ NY and @miltonglaserinc