Thursday, November 22, 2007

Young Architects and Iggy Peck

One of the very best parts of being a children's author is hearing from kids and parents who read my books! I have been hearing lately from lots of kids and their grown-ups about IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT.

The other day, I got the following cool pictures from my young friend, Ethan who is an architect, like Iggy!

My favorite was the giant tower he built that reached all the way to the ceiling!

I love getting pics like this from architects! If you have one you'd like to share, you can e-mail me at!

Thanks, Ethan!


Hope Vestergaard said...

Hi, Andrea! I didn't realize you had a blog til Fuse #8 linked to it! Congrats on that well-placed review! (I seem to be sneezing exclamation points, sorry!)

3 things: I live with a 9-yr.old architect. He started with toilet paper rolls(thank you, Sam's Club) and currently favors legos, wood scraps, and cardboard. His favorite medium is paper/plastic cups, though. I can send you phenomenal pictures. This is a great building material for presentations because it's lightweight, cheap, and easy to store. We're actually making a whole album of his creations. Luckily, he is good about letting us take things down after he's enjoyed them for a while as long as we take a picture.

2. Legoland is such an awesome invite! I haven't been to the one in San Diego but we've been to the one in Denmark, where they were invented.

3. I just got the news that Pascal Lemaitre will be illustrating one of my upcoming books. Yay!

Andrea Beaty said...

Hey Hope!

Thanks for stopping by. I haven't really announced this blog yet since I haven't had much time to devote to it of late. Maybe I should just announce it anyhow.

Legoland absolutely ROCKS!!! I would love to go to the one in Denmark, too! I bet you had a blast there. I think the sculptures are the most amazing part. It's pure joy to see them.

I love your idea for towers from plastic and paper cups. Re-usable and fun!

Please send some pics of your architect's creations! I'd love to post them.

Yesterday, I spent some time in a 2nd grade creating buildings and other things with marshmallows and spaghetti. It was a blast. Next time, I think I'll include different kinds of pasta and let the marshmallows dry out a bit so they are a little firmer.

Congrats on Pascal's illustrating your upcoming book. He is so funny and talented. His illustrations are so simple and yet full of funny detail. Much like David Roberts' illustrations in Iggy. Each time I look at IGGY and at DOCTOR TED, I see something I hadn't before! You can see the art for the book at Pascal's website by clicking on the + on the DOCTOR TED image. Here's his link:

What is your book? And when will it be published?

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