"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel


Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

Every Wednesday is Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young!

Every Thursday is Literacy Tip Day, where I offer literacy suggestions for your children based upon my teaching and parenting experience.

Keep cozy this fall with a good book!

30 May 2010

Meet Rosemary Wells and Some Final Armchair BEA Musings!

Read To Your Bunny (Max and Ruby)

Meet children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, our very first "Friday Mystery Friend"!!

Author and illustrator of more than 120 books, Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator behind the wildly popular "Max and Ruby" books! If you have a preschooler, you are sure to be very familiar with Ms. Wells' work! 
Born in New York City, Ms. Wells spent her childhood on the New Jersey shore, spending much of her time outdoors and being read to by her parents.  She says that her grandmother often took her to the theatre and to visit museums in New York City quite often.  Having supportive parents and a houseful of books led to her amazing career of children's author and illustrator.
You can visit Ms. Wells and view her incredible illustrations and creations at her website.  Enjoy - she is one of my absolute favorite children's author and illustrator for early readers!

Some of my favorite books by Ms. Wells:

Read To Your Bunny (Max and Ruby)My Shining Star: Raising A Child Who Is Ready To LearnRuby's Falling Leaves (Max and Ruby)Happy Halloween! (Max and Ruby)Max and Ruby's Snowy DayMy KindergartenMy Very First Mother Goose

And now for some final Armchair BEA talk...
I loved participating in this incredible virtual book convention - my very first as a blogger! I was able to meet and get to know an Australian book-blogger named Marg, was interviewed and featured on two blogs, met tons of cool fellow book-bloggers, and became a follower of some super-cool book blogs.  I cannot wait to participate next year!
I absolutely cannot close out Armchair BEA on this site without thanking the organizers of this event:  Danielle, Emily, Tif, Michelle, and Florinda.  THANK YOU - YOU ALL DID A GREAT JOB!!

Finally, I am on vacay this whole week, so my postings will either be sparse or non-existent! This is also why this posting is sooooooooooo late - I had to get myself plus four children packed and ready to leave this past Friday night!

Be back soon - I'm off to relax a little now... 


Brimful Curiosities said...

We love Rosemary Wells, too. One of my daughter's favorites is Bunny Cakes.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing time.. hugs...

The1stdaughter said...

Yay! I'm so so glad you enjoyed the event and were able to meet some more incredible bloggers. I'm such a huge fan of events like this, especially with book bloggers...there the best! :o)

Tif said...

Like I just mentioned in my last post, I'm a little behind in responding to posts these days! So sorry! I am so glad that you had a great time with Armchair BEA! I've definitely added you to my Reader and will be back to visit often! :)

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