Thursday, February 16, 2012

WHEN BLUE MET EGG


So I took my son to Lindsay Ward's picture book signing at Room Service boutique. *Hi Lindsay*

This book, published by Dial is, in a word, ADORABLE. Blue lives in Central Park, mistakes a snowball for an egg, and so their adventure begins.

 Lindsay's awesome artwork includes sketches and cut paper collage. My little bean had fun finding all the recycled treasures Lindsay hid in her pages to make the NYC buildings--address books, math quizzes, etc.

Here he is, below, with coloring pages from the book Lindsay had at the signing. He was also *very* interested in a eggshell blue vintage typewriter the boutique used in one of their displays. He thought it was some kind of new invention! :D


I also made some bird necklaces for Lindsay's opening (and for the shop's inventory)!


Anyway, if you have a little one in your life, you must BUY this book!

Here's the NEW YORK TIMES review!


*Pets Blue*

14 comments:

Lydia Sharp said...

Looooove this book! My son loves it, too. :-)

Jen Daiker said...

What a beautiful book! This is so adorable!!!

Someone the other day told me "Picture books aren't that hard to right I wouldn't think". I hate when I hear that because as a YA and Adult writer I couldn't IMAGINE getting creative enough to write and illustrate something this adorable.

Every writer is different, and what a special day that your son got to meet her and have such a ball! LOVE the necklace you made!

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh my. What an awesome experience for him. Connecting young readers with the authors of the books they love is cool at any age, but especially cool at his.

Stefanie Wass said...

Lindsay is sooo talented, plus she's the nicest person you'll ever meet!
(And smart,to boot!)
Be on the lookout for more great things from this author.

Joanne said...

Looks like a beautiful book, and I love her illustrations. They have a certain charm to them :)

storyqueen said...

I just love the idea of this book. Can't wait to read it!

Shelley

Christina Lee said...

Stef, TOTALLY agree!

Jaime Morrow said...

I love picture books :-) I don't have any kids yet but that hasn't stopped me from collecting them. This one looks really cute!

Colene Murphy said...

Ha! That's adorable! What a neat experience for your son, too! Very cool!

Janet Johnson said...

I've heard good things about this one! I really want to read it. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome! Very fun event; thanks for sharing!

Meredith said...

How cute! I'm impatiently waiting for my niece to get old enough for picture books--there are such cute ones out there!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'll have to look for this book. I have been eyeing this necklace on your other blog for a while.

Thanks for the Emma Watson quote above.

Maddy said...

Emma Watson sure is wise beyond her years! Love that quote! And I love the new necklace you added to the shop! The birdie is super cute and perfect for the event!