To enjoy the coloring page, just click on the image above, and print. (If you are having trouble printing that way, you can use this pdf: noahlg
Now on to the
**DOUBLE BOOK** GIVEAWAY!!!
There are two ways you can win a free signed, hard copy of Noah’s Swim-a-Thon!
**Plus, just for fun, I’ll also throw in a copy of my board book, “Thank you for Me”. So you will actually win TWO books. **
Just leave any comment about swimming below–how you learned to swim, taught your kid–whatever you like. You’ll get 1 entry into the hat.
The winner will be drawn in two weeks, and be mailed their signed copy just in time to start the camp season.
And by the way…if anyone out of the goodness of their hearts wants to go over to the amazon page for Noah’s Swim-a-Thon and express their thoughts on the book in the review section, authors such as myself usually enjoy that sort of thing…just sayin’.
Summer is coming into view! Kids can color in these sunglasss that reflect different things they might be doing this Summer: enjoying the water, sun, maybe going on a trip or just chilling in the backyard. They can finish the third pair themselves with their own Summer plans.
Just click on the image below, and print.
(If that doesn’t work with your computer try this pdf here:sunglasses.)
And..since we are on the subject of fun and funky glasses…must take a moment to give a shout out to my fellow PBAA‘ers book:
Looks too fun, no?
Ari Rockoff commisioned me to make this piece for his wife Deborah on the occasion of their annivesary a while back. (sweet, right?). Their kids names are in the chimney, and their names make up the path. A quote from the wedding ceremony forms the house.
Anyway, on a lark I entered it in an online illustration contest—and it won! Check it out over at “The Whole Megillah”.
Beautiful and colorful flowers for Shavuoth.
1-Drip water color paints onto coffee filters. They will bleed and blend beautifully!
2-Once it’s dry, pinch the filter in the center and form a cone like shape. Twist a pipe cleaner around the bottom to form the flower.
3-Add beads to the pipe cleaner
4- Turn the bottom of the pipe cleaner up, and twist in a loop to keep beads from falling off.
Slightly complicated just because you have to wait for the paint to dry. A quicker, easier variation would be to decorate the filters with markers…but not as pretty, I think.
And if you want a kit,I have never tried these but they look really fun:Alex Giant Tissue Paper Flowers In A Vase Craft Kit
I apologize! I totally dropped the ball and missed Yom Haa’ztmaut. But here is one for Yom Yerushalayim as a make-up. Enjoy.
(Having trouble printing from the image below? Try it as a pdf: jerusalemb.)
Time for this blogs installment of ”The Next Big Thing!” blog carnival. Thanks to author Anna-Maria for adding me to the campaign!
The way this works is that I answer some quick questions about myself and my latest project, and then point you onward to some other authors and what they are up to. So here goes:
What is the working title of your next book?
Thank you for Me! by Jewish rock musician Rick Recht. I am the illustrator.
Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s based one of Rick’s hit songs, Kobi’s Lullaby.
What genre does your book fall under? Board Book for the ‘lil ones.
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition? Oh gosh. What a funny question. Who are the cute child actors now? I have no clue, sorry!
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Sweet bedtime book about gratitude. Best summed up by the trailer which you can see here.
Who is publishing your book? Vibe Room Books.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I guess Good Night Moon, which the gold standard of bedtime books.
Who or what inspired you to write this book? As the illustator, the song itself was the inspiration! I kept humming it in my head as I painted…
What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest? Its just a very empowering, beautiful story of a child thanking the universe for its many blessings. A wonderful message for any parent to share with their kids.
Next up on The Next Big Thing, a week from today:
And in two weeks:
…And the winnah…is…Simon Jackson and ( I decided there should be 2 winners–why not?) and Sara Axel! Thanks to everyone for sharing my news with your friends. This was fun!