Sunday, June 17, 2018


Here's Zeus with some friends!

Some of your friends might look a lot like you. 
Some of your friends may not look like you. 
How interesting to have a friend that's like you. 
How interesting to have friends not like you.
Think of all the things you will learn from all your friends!

Always remember:

Saturday, March 3, 2018

We've been busy reading and writing, painting and drawing. Hope you've been busy too!
In the studio, Zeus has a nice, red bed. Today, it was raining all day and he took long naps. He looks sleepy.
Wouldn't it be cozy to cuddle up with Zeus and read one of the books on the shelves. I think I'm going to have to do that very soon.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The end of summer is a good time to think about the different kinds of experiences we have when the weather is warm. Even if you live somewhere that is always warm, summer is a different season.
Thinking about your summer, what can you count?
How many books did you read on lazy summer afternoons or sitting at a table in the cool, cool library?
How many relatives did you visit? Or did they visit you?
Did you take a trip? How many miles did you travel?
Charlie doesn't read, and he didn't go on a trip but he did make one new friend and that counts for a lot!
How many dogs in this picture?                                                      One dog. Charlie's friend, Schubert!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Let's Get to Work!

Let's make things. Let's build things. Let's draw and write. Let's read and discover. Let's do!
If you need help, ask. If you don't need help, say, thanks, I'm doing this myself. Either way, good for you! Winter days are good for doing and making. Enjoy these short days and use them up!

Are you looking for ideas on what to make? The PBS Parents site has lots of interesting ideas. Their site is on our list of things we like.

You could make some little boats.
Or, you could make a book to keep your drawings and ideas in.  There are lots of good ideas, too many to count.

Or get a book from the library. Whatever you do, send us a picture of what you've made, we'd love to see what you're so busy doing.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reading and Sharing

There are so many good books to read. If you go to school you probably have lots of chances to talk about books with your friends. What fun to share the silly, exciting, beautiful, thoughtful things you find when you read.
If you aren’t in school you can still share what you’ve read when you visit the library or at play-group or anywhere you go. The people at the grocery store, your care-giver, your doctor, most people like to hear a good story. You can ask, “Would you like to hear about the book I read?”
Reading is so good for you. So is napping.

P.S. At the beginning of this post there is a photograph of a pile of books. Two of those books are library books. See if you can find them.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

How Does it Happen?

Do you know what a procedure is? A procedure is the way something gets done.
If you want to call someone on the phone, you must dial their phone number,
that's the only way you will be able to talk to your friend or your grandma or your dog.

We have a procedure that we use to create our books.
It involves talking and drawing and writing and looking.
Here are some examples of how a drawing was created.
The artist looked at the dog. The artist took a photograph
of the dog so that she would remember certain details.
But she also did quick sketches to capture the dog's nature. 
One drawing she made with a pencil. The other drawing was
made using ink.

Don't you wonder who this interesting creature is? Wouldn't you like to know this dog's story?
If you like, write a story about this dog and we'll post it on our blog for others to read and enjoy! You can also tell us about the procedure you used to create your story.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Have You Read Our Books?

We were just wondering...

Have you read our books?
Would you like to have our books for your very own?

If you would like to purchase our books for yourself or someone you love, the information is on the right here. Or
email us at

If you already have our books, we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them for you.