Sunday, April 8, 2018

A little sunshine

We could all use a little sunshine these days, so yesterday we made sun catchers at our lovely, little Glanworth library.

For each sun catcher, cut out two 5-inch circles from clear adhesive vinyl. Peel off the paper backing from one circle and place it sticky side up on the table. Stick on tissue-paper shapes, fine ribbon, small sparkly bits, and sprinkle on glitter. Peel the paper off the other circle and apply it sticky side down on top of the first circle. 
Trim away any sticky vinyl from around the edges.




Try to find time for a little creativity,

Judy Ann

Monday, April 2, 2018

Review of Nothing

             I'm so excited for May 1st when Nothing Happens in This Book, illustrated with Vigg's fabulous, delightful and whimsical art, will be released. Here's an early, lovely review.

From Publishers Weekly:

"Canadian illustrator Vigg brings a retro sensibility to the spreads with a restrained palette of yellowish-brown, olive green, and brick red, and his figures sport the cheerful grins and wide-open eyes of cartoon characters."

This passage is fun, too:

"Sadler keeps the pace at a quick march, building smoothly from quiet stillness to riotous fortissimo..."

Isn't "riotous fortissimo" wonderful? It perfectly captures what is happening in the book (not that anything—ahem—happens in this book). But really, who needs a better review than Leo's, when, after reading the story for the first time, he said,

"Again!"

Leo still loves to read it and knows some of the lines off-by-heart!
He makes my heart sing!


I hope you have someone to make your heart sing, too.

Judy Ann

Monday, March 19, 2018

Nothing!

What great joy it gave me to present Leo with a copy of, Nothing Happens in this Book. He listened attentively, turned the pages on cue, and responded to my questions and comments as we read the story. The best part? As soon as we finished, he flipped the book back to the beginning and said, "Again!"





 Now I need to give a copy to this little sweetie pie!


Enjoy your day,

Judy Ann

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sneak Peek!

Last week my publisher, Kids Can Press, sent me the Spring 2018 catalogue. I thought that was very nice of them. I started leafing through it and then I realized just why they sent it!


I'm going to have to wait a few months to get my hands on a real copy, but it sure is fun to see Nothing Happens In This Book already in a catalogue. I can hardly wait to share the real book with this little guy


and this one, too!


Thankfully, I never have to wait very long to get my hands on these lovebugs!

Enjoy your day,

Judy Ann

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Look who visited...

...the Glanworth library! 


Leo felt right at home with books and toys and was a great help at the desk!


 It won't be long before Nash will be interested in books and toys, too. 

But right now, he's still a sleepyhead.








Ahhh. Sleep is good.

Enjoy,

Judy Ann

Monday, May 15, 2017

A busy morning!

It was an unusually busy morning at our lovely little Glanworth library
last Saturday morning.

Everyone was busy reading...


...crafting...



!
...looking...


...choosing...


... or playing...


...indoors and out!


A little way down the road from the library, there was one tiny lovebug not busy at all!


I hope you are busy with good stuff, too, or just catching up on your sleep.

Enjoy,

Judy Ann

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

At last!

For months now, we have been saying, the new baby this, and the new baby that,
 and when the baby comes 
we will do this, and do you think we will need a...


...or a...


...and when oh when will the new baby be born?

Well, the wait is over! He has arrived! 

He is beautiful, content and, well, perfect!



There is great happiness all around!



He's a firstborn, a grandson, a great grandson, nephew, great nephew and cousin,
 and already he is cherished and LOVED!


Welcome to the world, darling Nash! We are filled with 
gratitude, relief, joy and love now that you are here.

xo

Judy Ann
aka, very happy Grandma!