Halloween Storytime with NOT VERY SCARY and Melly!

imageIf you know any brave little monsters, won’t you please bring them to the Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois, USA, this Thursday afternoon at 4:00 for a Halloween party? They can make a photo of themselves as Melly from NOT VERY SCARY! http://bookstallblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/annual-childrens-halloween-party.html

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Greg Pizzoli, the (Beyond Fantastic) Illustrator of Not Very Scary

"Pin the Drool on the Ghoul," an illustration from NOT VERY SCARY (FSG, 2014)

“Pin the Drool on the Ghoul,” an illustration from NOT VERY SCARY (FSG, 2014)

Not to be missed, this post by Greg Pizzoli (especially if you like to learn about how a book illustrator makes it all come together–and has some fun with inside jokes in the process)! Illustrator Greg Pizzoli’s article on the making of Not Very Scary. Here’s a snippet:

In a way the whole look of the book felt like my version of a tribute to one of my art heroes, Charles Schulz, and I directly referenced his work from the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” movie …