Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nice Words/ Nice things...

This week's nice things said have mostly been about Elephant and Piggie's We Are In a Book! being awarded a Geisel Honor (it's a thrill to see it with a sticker).  We Are In a Book! also finds itself at #14 on this weeks Indie Bestseller list, Children's Interest.

Not to be outdone, thanks to you, Knuffle Bunny Free spends week 14 on the NYTimes Bestseller list at #6! Huzzah!

More good news from the American Library Association this week as their Notables lists were announced.

I'm happy to report that both We Are In a Book! and City Dog, Country Frog have been named Notable Books and the animated versions of  Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog have been named Notable videos. This is a big thrill.  Many thanks to ALA and the Notables committee!

Meanwhile, The Examiner.com put We Are In a Book! on their best of the year, while the Glenn Falls Post-Star liked Elephant and Piggie in 2010, but their favorite was I Am Going!

In the world of blogs, past-partner-in-crime and Codename: Kids Next Door creator Mr. Warburton recaps an impromptu New Year's Eve in Northampton with myself, Holly Black and Venetian attired* pals thanks to being snowed in from LA.  He also follows up with a doodle filled recap of an afternoon of pal-filled fun at Knuffle Manor.

Thanks for all the kind words, emails, and Tweets over the last week!

*Funny that no one thought to wear Venetian Blinds to the Venetian New Years Party.  Maybe it was too cold...