Thursday, September 20, 2012

Monday, April 25, 2011

how Pearl came to be

Pearl is my second book to be published as an author and illustrator, but the story of Pearl was born as I was waiting to hear from my publisher about another book I had written about a little boy porcupine who just loves balloons. That book, Percy's Big Idea, will be published in January of 2012.
I was picking up my daughter from school when I watched one of her classmates (named Pearl as a matter of fact,) giving all her friends goodbye hugs as they left the classroom, and I --since I very much had porcupines on my mind at the time-- heard the thought in my head: "That would be pretty sad for Pearl if she were a porcupine!"
Unable to let a situation of such pathos remain unresolved, I raced home and began to write Pearl's story.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

hi from Pearl!

Hugs From Pearl, by Paul Schmid. Available Fall of 2011, Harper Books.