Month: March 2009

Google Doodler – Now We Know

Dennis Hwang has the best job title in the world: “Chief Doodler” for Google. Here he is at work. The link for teachers, schools and kids to learn more about the Doodle for Google competition for schools is here: htttp://www.google.com/doodle4google The deadline for schools to register is tomorrow! (Tuesday St. Patrick’s Day) and the deadline for the competition is March 31. From Google’s Page: “Teachers, you’ll find everything you need to get started on the Registration page. Only teachers or school employees should register. Parents or students who are interested should contact their teacher to register them.” The registration  link for teachers is on the page: htttp://www.google.com/doodle4google     * * * *...

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Nacho Average Pup

Video by Sean Cunningham for the KLRU Public Television series Docubloggers “We’ll chase the cats. ” ‘N watch the bats. “Do yoga on mats. “Eat pizza till the sun comes up…” I had to quote from the Ray Benson song My Name is Nacho because it’s so singable (and so Austin  — especially the watch the bats and do yoga on mats part… Well, the eat pizza till the sun comes up part, too — it’s a college town, after all.) Emma Virjan, the author-illustrator of Nacho the Party Pup  is a hit with the baby board book set as well as with any of us who know her.  She hangs out with our Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) — when she’s not behind her drawing board meeting deadlines.  As she explains in the video, she has her own design agency. Emma had been dreaming and doodling around with her Nacho puppy character since 1995, telling herself stories about him, putting him on greeting cards, making piles of drawings of him having adventures in various settings.  Back in the fall, Random House Children’s Book Division published the first book version. It’s a board book that sparkles not only with real sparkles on the cover, but with a sly, creative humor that would tickle most party animals of any age.  It also  features bright colors and flaps that you can open to check out what’s behind them....

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