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Purplepie I came across an article in the American Profile insert the other day.  It recounts Jill Morgan's journey to become a publisher of out of print picture books.  Miss Suzy, Mr. Pine's Purple House, The Blueberry Pie Elf and Pickle Chiffon Pie are just a few of the books offered.  Jump over to Purple House Press if you're curious about your favorite childhood picture book.

"That's one reason I like drawing -- it's like the part of my brain that imagines things visually is in my hands, and I can only see my thoughts properly if I draw them."  This is just part of a very interesting interview with illustrator Viviane Schwarz over on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.  

When I was in England a few summers ago I wasn't able to fit in a visit to Beatrix Potter's Lake District. I am able to learn a lot about it though, and play some fun games like Find Peter on PeterRabbit.com. There are also Peter Rabbit crafts, coloring sheets and downloadable wallpaper for your computer. I especially enjoy the pop-up book format of some of the site.

"They don’t call me the Meanest Mom in the World for nothing, people."  How can you read this intro and not want to find out what book Mir is reviewing over on Kitchen Table Reviews?

Wayback home If anyone is familiar with Oliver Jeffers' The Way Back Home, I'd love to hear your thoughts.  You can listen to a podcast on Just One More Book and be as intrigued as I am.  I want to track down this book!

On that note, I'm off to track down that book.  I'm a man of my word.  Until next time, have a super weekend folks.


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