Sleepytime Tax-Induced Post in Which I Am Repeatedly Unworthy
I have to have my taxes done tomorrow, so tonight has consisted entirely of trying to decifer various difficult aspects of my credit card bills for clues (ex: "Wait… when did I go to Mankato, Minnesota??). Such fun. The downside is that it has taken a toll on my blog posting for the day, so I will simply leave you with two vaguely fuzzy images instead. The first is a reference to a mention I made on my blog a month or two ago when Obama was inaugurated. I mentioned a couple picture book illustrators and thought about what it would be like to make a collection of their images of our new president. The result? J.C. Phillipps of the superb Wink: The Ninja Who WAnted to Be Noticed took me at my word. And then she sent me this:
Truth be told, I am actually not worthy to receive original art made just for me. And if it looks a little blurry then that’s the fault of my scanner, not the piece. A great deal of groveling to Ms. Phillipps then. This is amazing. Also amazing? Editor Molly O’Neill over at Harper Collins. She popped into my library the other day and what do you think she gave me?
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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