We were interviewed on Jama Rattigan’s awesome children’s books and food blog, Jama’s Alphabet Soup.
Thanks, Jama! 🙂

Jama's Alphabet Soup

Don’t you just love it when one good thing leads to another?

I’ve been a big Melissa Iwai fan for awhile now. How could I not love someone who illustrates a book about a quest for pancakes and then follows up with a self-illustrated title about soup? In addition to her writing, drawing and painting chops, this girl can cook! Just check out The HungryArtist, where Melissa regularly creates tasty, healthy magic in the kitchen (please adopt me). 🙂

If you’ve seen Melissa’s delightful Soup Day (Henry Holt, 2010), you know it was inspired by the time she spent cooking with her son Jamie. Apparently, we can also thank Jamie for her latest book, Hush,Little Monster(Little, Simon, 2012), which was written by her husband Denis Markell. Because Jamie had trouble sleeping when he was a wee babe, Denis, an award-winning Broadway musical and comedy writer…

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5 responses to “

  1. So cute 😀
    I’m going to go check it out!

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Jane Collins Behr

    OH my goodness. What a fabulous interview – and the family picture is so sweet and happy. I read all the comments, too, on Jama’s website. It must be SO inspiring, to know that you are really connecting with people and that your story is meaningful to others. Congratulations, Melissa!

  3. If you send a link (didn’t see one there? here?) I’ll post on my blog too

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