I've been waiting so long to post this! Someone lost the camera cord at work, and I'd taken all of my pictures with that camera!
This Christmas, I wanted to do something special for my coworkers. I am the teen librarian at my library, but my desk is in the children's department office. I artfully tricked my coworkers into telling me their favorite picture book characters (I said I was going to put up a display... works every time!)
One colleague said she liked Olivia from Ian Falconer's books and the Toot and Puddle series by Hollie Hobbie. These are some of my favorites, too, so it was a pleasure to "research" this ornament:
Olivia, based on these books: http://tinyurl.com/apmyzc
Puddle, who likes to stay home. Toot likes to travel and go on adventures. From this series: http://tinyurl.com/bhn52u
I was lucky and found pictures of the characters with books! A librarian's dream come true.
Next was a colleague who loves coffee. I made her a reversible sleeve. Her favorite character is Curious George, from Margaret and H.A. Rey's classic series:
See the books at http://tinyurl.com/d34yzh
Her daughter's favorite character is Flora the elephant, from the Babar series by Jean de Brunhoff (see: http://tinyurl.com/bfnyzk
She said that her daughter (who's 3) stole the sleeve and uses it on her sippy cups!
Next is from a book called Bossy Bear by David Horvath. I loved this book, and was so glad she recommended it! http://tinyurl.com/c4pbv5
The reverse shows the end of the book (spoiler alert!) - Bossy Bear learns to share and makes a friend:
Another colleague enjoys the Jesse Bear books. This came from "Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?" by Nancy White Carlstrom: http://tinyurl.com/bj4q9j
The reverse (I was a little less creative and a little more time crunched by this one):
L wanted something she said was "a little obscure." She loved the Alistair books by Marilyn Sadler. I found one in our library and remembered it from my Reading Rainbow days! AND Alistair was taking books back to the library! http://tinyurl.com/cdqhc8
Another unimaginative back:
Unfortunately, I had forgotten to take photos before giving these away, and had to ask them to bring 'em in to work again or take pictures to give me (Alistair's was L's picture). One of my coworkers actually packed up all of her Christmas ornaments before I asked! So I don't have a picture of my last one. It was of Brother and Sister Bear from the Berenstain Bears. I totally went through 6-7 books before I found this one: http://tinyurl.com/cctteo
wherein the Bear family goes to the library and then spends the evening reading. It was a pretty much perfect tableau...
Well, I hope you enjoyed these! I sure loved reading old favorites and finding some new ones.