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?


Cherie Reich said...

Little Tree looks like an adorable picture book. I'm super-impressed by illustrators. They're amazing.

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Cherie! LITTLE TREE is such a special book. It's a great gift, being able to illustrate well. Illustrators can create fabulous books and then draw people in (get it? Draw people in? Tee-hee!) when they're doing book events. What lucky ducks! :)

Lynda R Young said...

Illustrators of those books are sooooo talented!! Sounds like such a wonderful event to have gone to.

Medeia Sharif said...

This looks like a delightful picture book. I went to a picture book signing yesterday and it was great fun.

Dawn Simon said...

Lynda, a group of us went, and each of us thought it was excellent.

Medeia, it really is a delightful book. Kids and adults will appreciate it. How fun that you went to a picture book signing!

DMS said...

Little Tree looks wonderful. I love picture books and enjoy reading a wide variety of them. Illustrators are so amazing. :)