Sunday, November 8, 2015


starring: Pepper and Thistle as themselves

Pepper: I dare say, brother, I would pay my weight in Eukanuba to learn where on Earth summer has gone.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Loren Long and LITTLE TREE

Philomel Books
Pub date: October 27, 2015

Loren Long visited Eagle Harbor Book Company on Halloween for a cozy reading on a blustery day. I loved meeting him!

He read LITTLE TREE, his beautiful new picture book,

and he drew an incredible picture while he was smack in front of us. Seriously, people, the picture was totally something I'd love to frame and hang in my house--and he drew it with his sketch pad upside down in his lap so the kids could see the drawing. I was super impressed!

The children and adults adored him, and his story touched everyone. We're talking teary eyes in the audience. It was a perfect event!

I woke up this morning thinking about how lovely the book is. I bought a book as a gift yesterday, but I'm planning to go back and buy a copy of LITTLE TREE for myself.

What's one of your favorite picture books? Are you as blown away as I am when you see illustrators whip up art right before your eyes?