Tag Archives: Elephant’s Story

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 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”



Elephant, Gracie and the Wild Things…thinking of Maurice…

Elephant's collection begins...

Elephant’s collection begins…

It made sense that Elephant’s first step out into the big world would be as part of an event honoring Maurice Sendak. Tracey studied with Maurice in the late 70’s at Parson’s in NY.

How does one draw a picture for Maurice?

Years ago, Maurice asked Tracey to make him a stuffed “Wild Thing” t-shirt.
He asked her what she would charge.
What do you charge Maurice?
What to charge……Maurice Sendak?
She would do it for free.
How about a swap?
A wild thing for a wild thing!

I think she got the best part of that deal!

“When it came time to honor Maurice with a picture, Tracey went into her studio. She turned on Mozart. She sat at her drawing table. She looked befuddled. Until…we jumped out of her pen and on to the page. That’s when I started reading the Wild Things to Elephant”–Gracie

Elephant and Gracie reading Where the Wild Things Are for the Sendak Memorial Auction ABFFE 2013

Elephant and Gracie reading Where the Wild Things Are for the Sendak Memorial Auction ABFFE 2013

(She also donated a print of Bob for the regular auction…but this is not Bob’s blog…you can search for him on the link below if you want)

Take a look at the links below to see all the amazing children’s book art that has been donated as well as information about the auction.

Proceeds from the auction will underwrite projects that support freedom of speech for everyone in the children’s books industry:

  • The Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP)
  • Banned Books Week
  • Ongoing legal efforts on behald of children’s books and authors nationwide