Friday, October 15, 2010

ABC Baby Me! Book Launch

This is Susan Katz, the author of ABC Baby Me! Since I live in Northern California, I was lucky enough to attend the author's launch of her book last Sunday morning at
Book Passage in Corte Madera. I also took pictures for Alicia, who lives in Venezuela, so she could see Susan in action.

Susan has been teaching elementary school for 18 years and gave a creative and entertaining presentation to her audience, young and old. We all sang "Happy Bookday" to her new book and she read it to the kids. She also talked about how she wrote the book, which was inspired by her two nephews when they were born.

You could tell how happy Susan was with the book. It must be hard to turn over your manuscript to a publisher and not see it again until the book is printed. Authors and illustrators don't get to collaborate when it comes to the illustrations. That's what the editor and art director are for. But Alica was definitely the right illustrator for this book. She really brought Susan's words to life!

***Don't forget to leave a comment in order to be entered in Alicia's book giveaway. The winner will be announced on Sunday!***


Alicia Padrón said...

Deb I can't thank you enough for going to the event and taking all these pics for me to see. You are so wonderful!! What would I do without my PBJs???? Really! xo

Thank you for this lovely post too, I'm sure Susan will love it. She did such a smart take on an ABC book. Like nothing I had ever seen before.

You rock!! :o)

Kristi Valiant said...

I've been admiring Alicia's soft, sweet illustrations for this book all week. Beautiful.
And it looks like Susan is quite the presenter - how fun that booksigning must have been!

Nina Crittenden said...

Looks like Susan really got into the spirit! Happy Bookday, how cute! It has been so fun reading all these posts this week!

Phyllis Harris said...

Congratulations Alicia!! Your art is perfect for this type of book!!

Christinabean said...

I love the pictures in this book! It looks so much fun and I know my daughter and I would love reading it together! I'll definitely be looking for it the next time we stop at the bookstore!

clderwee at gmail dot com

roz said...

HOW WONDERFUL Deb. That's so exciting that you were able to make it to the signing. Serendipitous!
?Spell? =o)

Mery said...

wow so funny! i found have a wondefull blog!
the book its great! ^^
i follow you

Alicia Padrón said...

Hi Kristi, thanks so much!! I love your work too Susan is really good with the kids! :o)

Thanks Nina, I love that you have been visiting all week and following it on twitter too! thank youuuu, xo

Hi Phyllis!! Oh thank you so much! :o)

Thanks Christina! And I love your avatar :o)

Alicia Padrón said...

I agree Rozzita, I was so happy she did. :o)

Hi Mery, thanks! :o)

Kathy Weller said...

Deb, thanks so much for going and taking pics!!! Susan looks like a hoot and like she is having so much fun presenting!! I wish I could have been there! :) Thanks for sharing!!