World Elephant Day…with Gracie & Elephant

Elephant & Gracie on World Elephant Day, August 12, 2013

Elephant & Gracie on World Elephant Day, August 12, 2013

Today, August 12th is World Elephant Day!
A day for Elephants Everywhere!
READ. LEARN. TALK ELEPHANT.

Today, Gracie is reading Babar to Elephant.
October 22, 2013 Gracie can read Elephant his very own book…
ELEPHANT’S STORY!

Here are some Elephant links.

From Nature on PBS…The Tale of the Trunk…http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/elephants/trunk.html

If you haven’t seen the film about Echo: An Elephant to Remember here is the link.http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/video-full-episode/5920/

Here is a link to the website for World Elephant Day.

http://worldelephantday.org/how-to-help-elephants

Elephant and Gracie in Chicago for ALA…

Elephant and Gracie had fun visiting Chicago for ALA….sightseeing in Millennium Park…a concert…a dip in the lake….then home again, home again…jiggety-jig!

2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Cover…with Elephant & Gracie!

2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Cover with Gracie reading to Elephant

2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Cover with Gracie reading to Elephant

Elephant and Gracie are very excited to be on the 2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Cover this Fall!

When asked to comment…

Gracie said, “Everyone should read to their Elephant!”

…and what did Elephant have to say?

Elephant-SoundBible.com-551032783

2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Cover Revealed

By Shannon OConnor on Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013

“This month, the cover of the Fall 2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog was chosen by members of the ABC Advisory Council. This year’s cover features an illustration from Tracey Campbell Pearson’s Elephant’s Story, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, a division of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.  Pearson’s book, publishing in late October, is the sweet story of an elephant who finds both a lost book and a new friend…”

See more at: http://www.bookweb.org/node/26745

Elephant walks the High Line in New York City…

Elephant walking the High Line

Elephant walking the High Line

Elephant didn’t spend all of his time inside the Javits Center while in New York City…Gracie spotted him on the High Line…stopping to smell the flowers…just like Ferdinand!

Elephant can’t wait for ALA in Chicago!
He heard there’s a big lake! He’s packing his swimming trunks!…tcp

Elephant at American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression Auction…

Elephant at ABFFE Auction with unidentified illustrator

Elephant at ABFFE Auction with unidentified illustrator

Elephant watches an unidentified artist drawing on the illustrator doodle mural which was auctioned off at the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression at BEA.

Great night.
Great crowd.
Great art.
Great food.

Next year…Gracie’s suggestion… maybe peanuts on the menu for Elephant???…tcp

Elephant at Book Expo America…at the Javits Center…

Elephant and Gracie at Book Expo America 2013

Elephant and Gracie at Book Expo America 2013 Here is Elephant’s post from my Facebook page. Macmillan reposted him on their Facebook page. Elephant is getting around…

“What does Elephant think about BEA?…Here he is contemplating the stairs up to the “floor”. The elevator is not an option for an elephant. Gracie just wanted to see all of the books. I was trying to rally them for the session on how to navigate Facebook…tcp”

https://www.facebook.com/traceycampbellpearson

https://www.facebook.com/macmillankids

ELEPHANT in NYC…OH MY!…Elephant and Gracie go to BEA…

ElephantBigEyesElephant goes to NYC for Book Expo America at the Javits Center…His book will be available in OCTOBER 2013….but his F&Gs will be hanging out at the Macmillan table…he is a little nervous about going to the big city…without being bound…will his pages get scattered about?….will they blow into the hudson?…there are all kinds of things an elephant can worry about!

It’s ok…Gracie will be there…I’ll be there…and lots of folks at Macmillan will there to keep an eye on him!

Still if you see an elephant wandering around NYC…looking a little befuddled…will you direct him towards the Javits Center…and if he looks hungry…give him a peanut?…thanks tcp