Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bookin' It

Last night was "date night," and my husband and I went to our favorite Mediterranean restaurant which is conveniently close to a wonderful bookstore. Here I am with three new releases I've been wanting to get my little hands around. Well, as you can see, it was a bit of a balancing act!

From left to right: Sleeping Beauty's Daughters by Diane Zahler, The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger, and The Fantastic Family Whipple by fellow Penguin/Razorbill author, Matthew Ward.

So, what are YOU reading? (And don't be snarky and say, "this blog." Zeesh.)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

For the Love of Snow Monkeys

photo credit Yblieb

I just CANNOT quit looking at pictures of Japanese snow monkeys. They have to be the most expressive creatures on the planet. Todd and his best friend Duddy are obsessed with the anime series  Dragon Sensei, starring Koi Boy (half fish, half Koi) and his green snow monkey sidekick, Mongee-Poo. I know a custom puppet builder who is going to build some DS puppets for me to take to school visits, thus my obsession with these amazing critters.

photo credit Tony Hisgett
Look at that baby!