Sketching upstairs…downstairs…

Two very different concerts at the Flynn. One downstairs–Jazz with Brian McCarthy in the Flynn Space. Loved it…

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Brian McCarthy at Flynn Space

…Intimate setting. I sketch throughout the performance and enjoy the music.

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The other upstairs…

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Natalie Macmaster and Donnell Leahy–A Celtic Family Christmas.  Great show on the Flynn main stage. So much energy. Amazing.  Too dark and distracting to draw during a performance…but…

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…intermission is always fun!…tcp

Wilbur celebrates the year of the rooster…

Wilbur tries out Bob Crown…
Bob crown made by 4th grader

It’s fun to visit schools and see children wearing their Buggy Bob Crowns! This one was made by a 4th grader. Kindergarteners…teachers…librarians….one size fits all! Make the bugs wiggle and shake your sillies out! Happy Year of the Rooster from Bob and tcp…enjoy!

Here are the instructions for the Buggy Bob Crown:

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Instructions for Bob Crown
Bob Crown New-update
Bob Crown Pattern
It’s the year of the rooster…she says she has more activities on her website…

Visit to learn more about my books and to download more activities…

BOB by Tracey Campbell Pearson published by Farrar Straus Giroux   ISBN 978-0-374-40871-8




Valentine Bob…

Valentine Bob

Have fun making a Bob Valentine! Here’s a link to a downloadable image on my website.


Bob Valentine New
Valentine Bob Coloring Page


Written and Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2004
Softcover available Square Fish an imprint of Macmillan ISBN 978-0-374-40871-8

Parents’ Choice Silver Medal AwardNCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts
Parents’ Choice Silver Medal Award*School Library Journal, starred review
Parents’ Choice Silver Medal AwardArkansas Diamond Primary Book
Award Master List- Grades K-3
Parents’ Choice Silver Medal AwardOppenheim Gold Award

Visit my website to learn more about Bob. Get the inside story. Download more activities based on the book….enjoy!…Happy Valentine’s Day…tcp

Valentine Bob Winter
Valentine Bob Collage

A message from Wilbur…



“It’s 2017. I’m waiting for my book. She said she would write a book about me. Instead, she wrote a story about a penguin. I ate the manuscript. She wrote it again. She drew pictures and made a dummy. She sent it off before I got a chance to eat it. I’m hoping her editor doesn’t like it. Then she can get started on my book. For now, I keep looking at her. I think she’s feeling guilty, because she’s drawing lots of pictures of me. I’ll keep you posted”



PS. At least she’s updated her blog.