Maya print give away!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

I just received my prints back from the Appleton exhibit "Sendak & Co" that featured prints from "Maya was Grumpy". To celebrate the exhibit and other Maya good news, I'm giving away a high quality giclee print that was part of the exhibit!

 These are from a limited print run done by a fabulous local company and are printed on watercolor paper. 

You can enter by posting a comment on this post, leaving a comment on my facebook post or retweeting on Twitter. 

Deadline to enter in a week from today, April 29th at noon. 

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New Work

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

I have finished my latest story, and like these three, I shall now skip and tra-la-la to the next one. 

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The year in review thanks to You!

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

2013 was a big year. And it was due to the support and kindness of so many people.

 Thank you so much to my husband, family, friends, editor, agent, book sellers, librarians, kids, fellow writers and illustrators, teachers, fans and readers of Maya was Grumpy.

You guys (every single one of you and anyone I forgot)  are truly awesome and make me work harder each day to improve my craft and try to be a better artist and person and made 2013 a year to remember. 

It was the year of….

First book published, holding it in my hands for the first time. 

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 seeing it in Barnes & Noble for the first time in NY.  (I might have been a little excited) 

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First panel at Books of Wonder. 

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First reading at Hooray for Books. 

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First batch of release day book cookies.

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First sightings of Maya by friends and family around the country. 

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  IndieNext Kids Top 10 Summer selection. 

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Presenting at the June SCBWI NJ Conference. 

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Scholastic picked up Maya. 

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Went to Italy. 

 

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*other fabulous firsts that I don't have photographic evidence of, being interviewed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka for his awesome radio program, Booktalk and presenting at my first bookfair, Fall for the Book. (I resolve to document more events in 2013) 

Here's to a fabulous 2014, full of new opportunities and dreams! 

 

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“Maya was Grumpy” Book Launch!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

(In steps and photos..)

Contact favorite local children's book store that you've dreamed about having a book in for YEARS. (ask if you can bring cookies) 

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Enlist help of talented baker sister to bake lion, elephant and giraffe sugar cookies.

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Put small children to work

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Learn to decorate cookies (with sister's guidance) 

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Make a few just for fun. 

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Prepare gift bags with stickers..

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and cookies! 

Print out Activity/Coloring sheets, 

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Pack bag with extra stickers (especially for kids who can't have cookies) visual aids and favorite pens for signing. 

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Get to store 20 minutes early and take lots of pics of books and signs. 

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Be very grateful that the incredibly helpful and awesome staff has everything ready and wait (a tad nervously) 

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Read.

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Draw. 

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Sign books..

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make ridiculous faces 😉 

Leave extra cookies with helpful staff.

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Take pic in front of store.

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Go home and eat cake!

If you’re Grumpy and you know it…

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Make a Grumpy face! 

Want to win some "Maya was Grumpy" swag including a signed book, stickers, bookmarks, a GRUMPY pin, a tote bag AND your very own mini stuffed lion to share your grumps with? Then enter this contest! 

 

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All you have to do is find your favorite illustration of Maya being grumpy in "Maya was Grumpy" and make the same face. Then take a photo and send it to me at contest@pippinmathur.com. The crankiest, grumpiest, grouchiest faces will get showcased on my blog or website and two winners will be chosen to receive the Grumpy goody bags.

Get your entries in by June 4th, 2013 and the winner will be announced the week of June 10th! 

I recruited a few of my favorite Grumps to help you get in the mood. 

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