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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Stellar Art Friend: Betsy Lewin

This past week I rolled on the rails along the beautiful seacoast from Boston to Philly, and from there I went to Simon & Schuster's warehouse to sign 2000 books! This is part of a special promotion for Toys R Us "Signature Series" - they selected 12 books to be signed by the author/illustrator. Among them: Chris Van Allsburg, Mo Willems, Alison McGhee, and ME! I spent the day signing with another artist partaking in the Mega-Signing: Betsy Lewin. Betsy is a wonderful and talented person. Her brave, bold, and splashy line is a signature of the Click, Clack, Moo series. Her husband, Ted, is also an artist - amazing watercolors! Check out his site too. Betsy and I are both represented by Pippin Properties in NYC.

By the way, the books that Alison and I signed for this promotion are "Someday" and "Little Boy." We have two more collaborations in progress. Stay tuned to the blog and I'll keep you posted.


Kevin Barber said...

Someday is wonderfull. I have a 20 month old daughter and this books gets me all vaklempt.

Paula said...

I LOVE this book! I work in a public library in Portugal and a few days before Mother's Day I found SOMEDAY in the local bookshop. It's so beautiful that I couldn't resist reading it aloud the day we celebrated Mother's day at our library. I saw tears in the eyes of some of the Mums that brought their children to listen to the stories. Thank you for such a wonderful book! Paula

Peter H. Reynolds said...

Thanks, Paula! Portugal! I love knowing where my work travels to... and who it touches. Story still remains one of the most powerful ways to wrap your arms around the planet. It is not such a big planet, eh? I hope your library has a copy of El Punto and Casi -- The Dot and Ish. I don't think they are in Portuguese yet... is Someday?

Flávia Leitão said...

Hi! At Christmas of 2008 I was pregnant, and my mother ofered me the book, "someday"! I cried like a baby, it´s wonderfull! I felt like if my mother was giving me is blessing for my new roll, be a mother!