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Book Launch

Looking forward to celebrating Messy Jessy Gets Active today with the community at our local library. It will be the first time I’ve met the illustrator, Diane Lucas. We did all of our correspondence for the book on-line or over the phone. I can’t wait to thank her in person for doing such a wonderful job capturing Messy Jessy’s character!

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My Summer Reading List

One of my plans this summer is to read as much as I possibly can. I am going to start a list and I’ll keep adding to it throughout the summer. I would also love to hear your recommendations (keeping in mind that I like kid’s stuff the best).

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Books I’ve Read

The Skin i’m in by Sharon G. Flake

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Messenger by Lois Lowry

Son by Lois Lowry

(I loved all 4 of them! Here is a link to Lowry’s page: http://www.loislowry.com/index.php?option=com_djcatalog2&view=items&cid=4:the-quartet&cid=4:the-quartet&Itemid=185)

Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap by Wendy Mass

I am also reading The School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh along with articles and books related to school and teaching.

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New Messy Jessy Illustrations

Diane Lucas has taken on the task of creating Messy Jessy in Messy Jessy Gets Active. Jessy’s joyous and creative personality shines through, even in the initial sketches. This is one of my favorite sketches. I can’t wait to see it in color! I’m sure my time in the rink, watching hockey games, isn’t causing any bias.

I love that Jessy uses her imagination and creates her own fun throughout the whole book. She still has her bike helmet on from her adventures on the previous page. This sketch will make a great coloring page.Screen Shot 2017-06-02 at 8.33.54 PM.

You can learn more about Diane Lucas by visiting her website at http://www.lucasillustration.com/index.html.