Tag Archives: children’s literature

Something for a New Big Sister (or Brother)

My niece is expecting her second baby any day now and I was looking for something to keep the soon-to-be-big-sister busy. ; )

I’ve enjoyed reading feedback for the first set of Language Together, but I was surprised (and happy) to hear that they are so well-received by babies and toddlers.

The books are designed to teach preschool to elementary-age children languages using a natural immersion method (available in Spanish, Chinese, French or English). Since babies and toddlers’ brains are busy acquiring language skills, it makes sense that these books are fun for them, too.

My great niece will celebrate her second birthday in November and is learning new words every day, so I thought I’d send her the Language Together English Set 1 with a zippered bag for her to store the books (the box is great but not easy for little fingers). I found this super cute Yorbi “I’m Very Busy” pencil pouch at Target and all ten books fit inside perfectly! It should be easy for my niece to stash in a diaper bag for instant entertainment on the go—

Illustration Friday: Shoe

Happy Friday! Here’s an oldie but goodie for #Colour_Collective lava red and Illustration Friday “Shoe.”

 

Illustration Friday: Hot

Meltdown mode and some palindrome fun for this week’s Illustration Friday!(click on image to enlarge)

Colour Collective: Blue Bell

Posting a little late! Last Friday’s Colour Collective was Blue Bell, which made me think of a happy longhorn in a field of bluebonnets. I didn’t know females had horns, so I learned something new!

Illustration Friday: Mischief

enid-and-edna-dineA mischievous palindrome to start your weekend—-

Illustration Friday: Steam

For all the kids (and adults) who have to put up with foggy lenses when they come in from the cold.
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Colour Collective: Warm Grey

I decided to paint an old sketch in honor of National Dog Day. My pup is a warm grey (when he’s clean). Happy Friday!

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Illustration Friday: Origami

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Colour Collective: Barn Red

Some sketches from a story I’m working on. Happy Friday!CC-bears-Nancy-Meyers

Ugly Fish Friday

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I love weird fish and was happy to discover the Spotted Frogfish when I was searching for something bright yellow for this week’s Colour Collective. Frogfish come in different colors and textures, including a Hairy Frogfish that is extremely bizarre. They are lousy swimmers but make up for it by using their fins to amble along the ocean floor. Ugly, but enterprising!