This is Sadiewas published nearly three years ago now but is getting a new life thanks to this board book edition from Tundra Books. I couldn't be more pleased. Working on this book with Julie Morstad was an utter joy and the thing that really convinced me that picture books were where my heart lay.
Our conversation touched on enchantment and bluebells and magic. We talked about how illustrator Ashley Crowley lives in England and I live here in Canada and how strange it is to make something with someone you've never met. And about various references within the book's text and images to other books, particularly The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. And we talked about how much I'd like to go to England and visit a bluebell wood.
Celebrating a new edition for This is Sadiewith a new edition Sadie doll!
As of March this year, you will be able to buy a board book edition of This is Sadie.
Smaller, cheaper, and very small-hand friendly!
This is a first board board book for me and I'm pretty thrilled. Celebrating by commissioning this Sadie doll. The doll--based on Julie Morstad's brilliant illos--was built by Atelier Caroline, and we couldn't be more pleased with her.
And so long as I'm here, I might as well remind you to check out Emily Arrow's brilliant This is Sadie song either here on youtube or at her site where you can find lyrics and other goodies.