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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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@hmhkids

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

Happy Birthday Moonbeam

Happy Valentine's Day

The Moon Bar is in Iceland! Stay warm, Moon!
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Skully and friend

Sketches for

A review of my new picture book, Moon, is up at Kirkus Review (kirkusreviews.com). 
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Beautiful work by Alix Bailey

Alli and Bill, two cute peas in a pod. If you live in NYC, go eat at Alli's restaurant  @lot2restaurant. I will be dreaming of the green goddess dressing and vegan ice cream balls for a long time

Moonbeam is so honored to be a spokesmodel for FelineYogi--she loves her mat! Repost from @felineyogi using @RepostRegramApp - Featured Feline Yogi Moonbeam practicing yoga on her pink Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat! 
Photo credit : @alisonoliverdesign 
Felineyogi.com

Prints are up in my shop for the upcoming Babylit release, Around the World in 80 Days (pure-sugar.com/shop)

Puja ceremony at the beautiful new Shala (816 Broadway)

Moonbeam is enjoying her yoga mat on

My painting "Yellow" is living a happy life in the home of art historian Dorothy Gillerman (mother of essential oil genius @hopegillerman) who has a nice collection of stuff

The Moon Bar, is a collaboration with the great Nathan Miller Chocolate and is 70% dark chocolate from Ghana and a celebration of one NYC-based cat. Get yours on my website (link in profile)!
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Dream time protector by

in the wild

Phileas Fogg is ready for the

The Moon Bar, is a collaboration with the great Nathan Miller Chocolate and is 70% dark chocolate from Ghana and a celebration of one NYC-based cat. Get yours on my website (link in profile)!
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Nutcracker mouse prefers a riding boot

Love, Sugar

The Nutcracker by BabyLit is now available, and it is a dance primer

We must save the internet! John Oliver made it very easy, just follow these quick steps. Thanks @dtristman for sharing.

The Reading Ninja has a great giveaway for the 12 days of Xmas and has made the most beautiful animations. Go see them all on @thereadingninja  Repost from @thereadingninja using @RepostRegramApp - GIVEAWAY OF GIVING!!!: Day 3/12 | WOW it’s a 12 day Giveaway of Giving marathon!
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The idea is simple, we have 2 sets of each giveaway prize. One will go to an instagram winner and the other to a child in need.
We have found 12 children in NYC to secretly gift these beautiful book bundles to and are crazy PUMPED about it!
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How to enter:
1. “Like” this post 
2. Be a ninja follower of @TheReadingNinja & @Gibbssmithbooks
3.Tag friends in separate comments
4. For a bonus entry share which classic read is yo fave!
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The items in these giveaways have been generously donated by publishers and toy sellers.
Thank you for letting us share your incredible products while helping children who need them.
Today’s giveaway is donated by the adorable @Gibbssmithbooks
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Open to international residents. By entering you certify that you are 18 years or older. This giveaway is not associated with Instagram in any way. 
Giveaway ends 12/15/17 at 12:00 pm EST. Winner will be announced soon after.

Beautiful portrait by my teacher Sam Adoquei