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Bob Staake retreat…from Dave Szalay!

A peaceful fun sketch done recently by our artist Dave Szalay of the Norman Rockwell Home and studio in Burlington VT while he was attending a very special Bob Staake retreat: The Art and World of The Children’s Picture Book. … Continue reading

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DITTIES…the Way To Go?

I just had to write today about the great obsession..I mean habit… of doing perhaps even daily “ditties!”  or that’s what I love to call them.  Little ‘somethings’….a sketch, or quick thought visually.  They can be from life as you … Continue reading

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Natsumi is a star!

It was such fun to get and open my advance copy of NATSUMI… from Susan Kochan Putnam recently!  Written by Susan Lendroth and illustrated by our very own CAT artist PRISCILLA BURRIS it officially comes out in March, but it has already … Continue reading

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‘Dear Girl’ #1 NYTimes Best Seller List…

FABULOUS for sure.!!!  … HarperCollins, author Paris Rosenthal ( with her mom Amy Krouse Rosenthal), our ‘CAT’ artist Holly Hatam, and we all of the CAT Agency could not be more thrilled with the news that DEAR GIRL hit the … Continue reading

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Gendron-SOI LA 56!

We are so pleased to report that CATHY GENDRON  has been accepted into the LA Soc. of Illustrator’s 56th Annual Illustration Competition with Mardi Gras in Bugland!!   Congratulations !!

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Signing in ‘green’…..

Our Patrice Barton was recently involved in a book signing at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin TX….. a very ‘green’ experience I’m sure!  Her two books that were highlighted are seen clearly below.  Nothing like going OUTSIDE … Continue reading

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was Santa a thief?

Wanted to boast a bit about an article I finally saw in a Dec. PW.!  it was a ‘spotlight on Alane Adams‘ and her series of thief books….illustrated by our artist Lauren Gallegos!  We’re so proud and pleased for them … Continue reading

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