Yoshitomo Nara's 1st children's book, The Lonesome Puppy - Available here.
Hardcover, 9" x 9" , 40 pages, full-color throughout, ages 3 and up
The Lonesome Puppy -- In his first book for children, renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara tells the charming story of a puppy so large that no one notices him—until a determined little girl climbs high enough to meet him and become his friend. A sweet tale from an artist for whom childhood holds a magical appeal, The Lonesome Puppy is sure to delight young readers and Nara fans of all ages.
I'm looking forward to reading this book. Available for pre-order here.
THE DARING BOOK FOR GIRLS is the manual for everything that girls need
to know –– and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's
female heroes in history, secret note–passing skills, science projects,
friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel
or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all.
But it's not just a guide to giggling at sleepovers –– although that's
included, of course! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys,
girly–girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl's
invitation to adventure.
Author Amy Karol, whose Angry Chicken is one of the best-loved craft blogs on the Web, brings stitchers everywhere a down-to-earth introduction to sewing, including thirty projects so adorable and cool they’ll inspire anyone to pick up a needle and thread.
Written with Amy’s characteristic warmth and flair, you’ll find information on basic equipment and supplies, advice on choosing and using fabrics, and a fantastic section on techniques. In addition, Amy walks readers through easy, inspiring patterns designed for the fashion-savvy crafter. Playful, modern projects, which include pillows, aprons, and purses, help novices master sewing skills while providing immediate sewing gratification—and confidence. Best of all, Amy explains what’s easy, what’s hard, and when not to sweat the small stuff.
With its best-friend tone, solid reference section, and supercute projects, this is the introduction to sewing that you won’t want to be without.
About the Author Amy Karol is a trained interior designer, artist, seamstress, and self-professed fabric junkie. Find her popular craft blog, Angry Chicken, on her website at www.amykarol.com.
"Travel forward and back in time as you record daily entries in this beautifully cloth-bound book. Each page represents one day across five years...read what you were doing two years ago as you write your new entry. Includes a book log and map pages in the back. Red ribbon bookmark holds your place."
"Illustrated with real artwork by real children, D.I.Y. Kids engages young people in making stuff, from binding their own books to sewing their own clothes. It’s packed with fun ideas for making stickers, logos, clothespin dolls, box buildings, graffiti furniture, ribbon accessories, and other cool projects. Each is explained with step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of great designs and the kids who made them. The activities—rated by difficulty, time, mess, and cost—are intended for ages 7–12, but can easily be modified to suit all ages."