Showing posts with label MARY ENGELBRIET. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MARY ENGELBRIET. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Our small town in Arkansas has become sort of famous (at least in the literary world), because we have a fabulous bookstore owned by a fabulous friend of mine. I will be doing a blog entry about the bookstore soon.

Right now, I just want to share with you a couple of the unique people who have recently stopped in our little town because of the bookstore. Hey! When you live in a town as small as mine, it doesn't take a lot to get you excited, and if someone from out-of-town comes into town, well, they are a celebrity!!

Unless you have little girls or granddaughters, you may not be familiar with this first illustrator. Having three granddaughters, The FANCY NANCY series of books is something I have had the fun of learning about and reading over, and over, and over ......again. My granddaughters LOVE Fancy Nancy. She is a "dressing up diva" just as my granddaughters are. We have flying feathers from little girl's boas all over our house (and sometimes on our bottoms if I don't vacuum the sofa after dress up--those little feathers just kind of stick to your clothes - I'm sure I've been out in public more than once with a pink feather on my rear end).

Isn't Nancy a cutie pie dressed up in all of her finery?

Do you want lessons in "Fancy" from Nancy?

I recently hosted a "Fancy Nancy" Birthday party for my granddaughter, who turned 5 in September. I'm still vacuuming up feathers!
Granddaughter's birthday party table.
See what I mean about the feathers?
Okay, I'll try to stay on track. The author of Fancy Nancy books is Jane O'Connor, and they are illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Recently, Robin Preiss Glasser was here to autograph the new book she illustrated for Duchess Sarah Ferguson (No, Fergie wasn't here).

The book is entitled TEA FOR RUBY, and
the illustrations are just charming!

As you can see, Ruby appears to be a diva too!
I fear we are creating a bunch of little divas!
Okay, if you haven't already been bored to tears, just wait, because now I'm puttin' on my grandmother hat. Run! She's bringing out pictures of the grandchildren again! Silly, you don't have to can just click on that little "x" up in the corner.

My grandchildren all attended a Tea Party for Ruby and met Robin Preiss Glasser (who was dressed for the occasion).

My oldest granddaughter, Madison, with Queen Robin.

My five year-old granddaughter, Carly, with the illustrator.

The youngest of my grandchildren, Brayden, wasn't

really interested in what the Queen had to say.

(She's kind of the same way with her parents, but
don't tell them I said so!)

My only grandson, Gavin, poor guy...

(It's self-defense-with 3 little girls
playing dress up around him all of the time,
what choice does he have...when in Rome?)

Do you think my son-in-law might kill
me for posting this picture?

(s-h-h-h-h-h, don't tell him)


A couple of days after all of this fancy royalty visited our little town, Mary Engelbreit showed up. Her NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is illustrated as only Mary illustrates.

And you thought MY house was cluttered!

Isn't this the cutest window box and

shutters for papa to throw open?

That's me with Mary Engelbreit. I'm the one with no eyes. Wow, did I need a haircut?

And just look how thrilled Mary is to be having her picture made with me!

(Sorry, Mary)

Tonight, our town's guest author will be George Hamilton. I will be reporting back to you about whether or not he still has a tan! Are you on pins and needles?

I know that, unless you adore looking at pictures of my grandchildren as much as I do (and who wouldn't?), this probably wasn't a very interesting posting. I'm not sure I can be interesting enough for others to want to visit my blog. As I've said before, I'm really doing this for me, and if you don't stop by, I'll miss you, but I will understand. You, my very kind blogging and non-blogging friends, have been so indulgent up to this point, and I do appreciate it. I just don't want you to feel that you have to come by. I'll be fine ... really I will....really! (Sob, sob, sniff, sniff! Would someone hand me a tissue, please?) laurie (bargainhunr)