Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Maybelle, Bunny of the North Releases Today!!!!

It's True!

Maybelle, Bunny of the North by Keith Patterson, published by Bees Knees Books releases today!!! We were thrilled to get a review in Publishers Weekly to share with you. Here's the best bit:

Patterson's unassuming watercolor vignettes manage to be both winsome and reportorial, which gives them an intriguing staying power - this is one of those books capable of quietly working its way into a child's imagination and staying there.

More about the book:
The Alaskan outdoors is the majestic playground that serves as the backdrop for Maybelle, Bunny of the North. A whimsical study of the seasons, this tale follows the high-spirited Maybelle as she experiences the soothing aspects of nature. Whether she's scampering in the fireweed, sloshing through the melting snow and ice or visiting the Two Sisters Bakery, she always has time to say "hi" to her neighbors. Her adventures wind down as she eases into sleep with the help of a goodnight song and a book. is our book website. Thank you to Elena for creating such a clever little site that fits the style of this sweet book so well. We'll be celebrating the release Saturday. Keith will be signing books at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC and I'll be at Inskspell Books in Half Moon Bay, CA. Maybelle Bunny of the North is available here on our site, through your local bookstore, at our distributor IPG or online booksellers. Cheers!


  1. Yippeeee!!!! It's finally here! I can't wait to share this one with the world :) Beautiful work Keith and well done Nancy!

  2. Thanks Kim! I have to say it was really a proud moment when I gave a copy to our local library and the librarian, who is an awesome resource and community leader, read it and said, you did good. sometimes it's the little unexpected things that make us happiest about all the work that has gone into a project. I can't wait to read it to all the kids tomorrow!

  3. Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!!!!

  4. Oh, the site is so cute! I'll have to contact you and find out more about your services.

  5. Hi Lindsay, I hope you will love Maybelle**** and Corey we adore Hop! Plop! It would be a fun one to have animated : )

  6. I am so happy for both of you and all the readers out there. Love to have a copy. I'll buy it soon. Take care, Maria.


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