This is it: Baby Penguins Everywhere! is officially published. As in, it's on real bookstore shelves across the US -- and Canada, eh!

Whether you buy a copy from your friendly local bookshop or borrow one from your library, I hope you'll share it with the little penguins in your life. If you don't have penguins, share it with your kids!

xo, Melissa

p.s. Remember to request your free signed bookplate!

many little penguins

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My December blog tour starts today! Pop over to Nerdy Book Club (where I get nerdy about Roald Dahl), then check in as I waddle along. I'll be visiting established kidslit favorites and sparkly new upstarts; we'll talk about my drawing process, a favorite book, how I got my agent...And of course we'll give away books!

Dec 4 - NERDY BOOK CLUB
Dec 9 - 7 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST
Dec 10 - CYNSATIONS, CREATIVE TIMES
Dec 11 - WRITER'S DIGEST GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS
Dec 15 - PEN & OINK

 

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Dear NYC: My book will be published December 6th, but I'm reading at two local events before the book comes out. Come get your signed copies early! We will eat goodies and get our pictures taken with Santa (at the first event anyway). I've always wanted to meet him!

December 2, 3pm
powerHouse Arena Kids Holiday Party
(with Carin Berger)
37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn

December 3, 2pm
JCC Holiday Book Fair
(with Ame Dyckman, Michael Leviton, and Jeanne C. Blackmore)
344 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 76th St.), Manhattan

powerHouse Kids Holiday Party

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A look inside the front cover.  Exciting!

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BABY PENGUINS EVERYWHERE cover

Do you like books? Penguins? Happiness? This is for you! Also appropriate for any kid, grandkid, preschool classmate, distant cousin, bird, or total stranger in your life. Publication date is December 6, 2012, but it's available for pre-order at Amazon!

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Could it be a book?

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I'm bringing the old blog back to life with some good news. In September, I officially became a client of the terrific children's book agent Steven Malk, of Writers House!

A selection of my doodles are now included in the Writers House illustrators portfolio. Take a look -- and if you'd like to hear about upcoming books (oh yes, I said books) please subscribe to my mailing list!

PS Somebody pinch me!

Writers House announcement

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A very nice editor recently sent me a manuscript in need of illustration. Although I'm not going to be working on the book, I like the sketches I came up with. Here are a few: page 1 page 2_3 page 4_5 page 6_7

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