Tag Archive: bi-lingual book

Dec 06

Kids Shop…Kids Rock!

I had the privilege of taking part in a special Christmas shopping fair called KIDS SHOP on December 1st in Bellingham, WA.  Kids, armed with $1 bills, set off in search of just the right present for family/friends/teachers.  There were 33 vendors with amazing crafts.  One little girl, a very discerning shopper, kept touching some …

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Nov 11

Behind the scenes with iBook vocabulary2: Greetings

Fly Catcher Boy introduces the reader to the “Top 4” greetings commonly used in Japan. First, ohayo (Ohio).  Ohayo is a casual, informal version of the more polite “ohayo-goziamas” which you should use when entering the school staff room or the local grocery store (after the staff shout “irrashai-mase” or welcome, in unison).  A humble head …

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Sep 14

My Top 20 SCBWI Nuggets….

As impossible as it seems, over one month ago I sat in a huge ballroom along with 1,199 other children’s book writers and illustrators from 46 states and 19 countries eagerly anticipating the 41st annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-LA  conference. The 171 men, 942 women, and 122 undeclared came from a variety of professional backgrounds,  including my personal …

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Jul 17

Behind the scenes with iBook vocabulary

I was visiting with a friend the other day.  He’s got a young son and was curious to see my new iBook so I opened it up and began walking him through it.  He engaged right away, enjoying the “read-to-me” audio and the “touch-to-play” pronunciation glossary feature.  “This is great; I think my boy will like this.  Looks …

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Jun 26

Meet Hailey Sabourin, Illustrator of the new Fly Catcher Boy iBook

  Q:  We first met in the summer of 2011, introduced through mutual friends.  When you heard I wanted to meet you to talk about illustrating a book, what did you think? A:  I was excited.  All I could think was positive! Q:  I spent about three days in your hometown, talking and getting to …

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Sep 26

My new Fan; meet “J”…

I know many authors who have huge followings; authors who have been at this writing biz for a few…or many years.  I write for kids.  I had three of my own so I should have some idea what makes them tick…not that this qualifies me for anything really! Recently I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with family …

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Oct 25

Fall Book Harvest review…

  My first book-related public appearance took place last Friday, October 16th, at the North Vancouver Public Library, CWILL’s Fall Book Harvest. The weather forecast of 40mm of rain was a no-show which was good because lots of kids showed up in tow with their teachers to listen to 32 authors/illustrators pitch their books in …

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Jul 06

More about the book…

  Once again, the real estate dance dominated this week and I missed another deadline. Gomen (I’m sorry). An offer that looked solid was pulled two days before closing. Our dance card is now blank.

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