Happy Book Birthday!!

Happy Birthday!!
"Pup and Bear" 

Oct.3 2017

written by Kate Banks
illustrated by Naoko Stoop
published by Schwartz and Wade Books/Random House


Fall 2017 Begins

Cozy Spot in the Forest (2017)


Original Art

Some original paintings are available from my website!
Please DM me if you are interested in!


Children's Book Week

Did you know it's 

Children’s Book Week! 

(May 1-7, 2017)

(Photo: Red Knit Cap Girl, Summer Night Reading print)


You Can Shine Here Now!!

Happy Book Birthday!!

Hoshi, a star fish girl's adventure to find the secret of life. 
"Happiness is always found right here!" 
Everyone can shine right there, right now!!  

Story by Patrick McDonnell
Art by Naoko Stoop


(photo: Barnes & Noble)


School Visit

Kids always ask questions I don't know the answer. 
So I learn something new. 

(photo from PS154 website)


Read more about SHINE! From MUTTS News!

(To visit Patrick McDonnell's original MUTTS News page, click here)

"There is an absolutely gorgeous book coming soon from Patrick McDonnell and Naoko Stoop. Titled Shine!, this vibrant picture book tells the story of a sea star who learns to love herself and her beautiful underwater world.
The heartwarming tale, written by Patrick, follows a sea star named Hoshi who longs to live amongst the twinkling stars in the sky. As she imagines how much better life would be up there, she fails to appreciate the beauty of her underwater home. Eventually, Hoshi’s friends help her realize that her shine comes from within.
Illustrations are provided by Naoko (creator of Red Knit Cap Girl, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), who used plywood as the canvas for her work. This unique style — which comes to life through the artist’s use of acrylic, ink, pencil, and pastel and ink — offers the perfect texture and patterns to evoke waves and sea currents.
With Patrick’s simple and honest storytelling and Naoko’s brilliant illustrations, Shine!teaches about the many spectacular wonders that can be found inside ourselves."

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