Seder Hungry

Spent the morning getting ready for our Seder. We have 18 people- lucky Chai!

Made tzimess, matzo farffel stuffing, roasted cauliflower, chicken soup plus matzo balls, chocolate covered matzo with almonds on top.

Still have to make the brisket, harossett (Askenazi & sephardi style), horseradish  & trimming.

Lots of work but lots of fun too, especially when we’re feeding loved ones. happy Passover!

chocolate covered matza

tzimess

Astro Pea at B&N

I had a great time presenting Astro Pea at B&N in Scarsdale today- just in time for spring.

We also had plenty of Astro Pea coloring pages for all the young artists.

And if you’d like to get a coloring page for your own little artist, it’s downloadable from my website. http://www.amaliahoffman.com/books.htm

Click on “Books” , then look by the cover image.

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B&N display

Astro Pea Touched Down at the Harrison Public Library

Seems like the kids really love this little guy, Pete who jumped out of his pea pod and

embarked on a cosmic vegetarian adventure– today at the #Harrison Public Library.

They loved coloring & naming all the vegetables too.

#SchifferPublishing #space # astronauts #planets #launch #blastoff #spaceship #astrology #orbit #satellite #carrot #peas #boardbook #pastels #touchdown #telescope #kidlit #kidart #illustrations #pastels

Harrison Library 1

Harrison Library 6 coloring page

harison Library 2

 

A Colorful Tail

One of the things that I love to do on my blog is review new, exciting and beautiful books.

Such a book is A Colorful Tail : Finding Monet at Giverny, written and illustrated by Joan Waites. #SchifferPublishing

What an adorable book and a completely fresh take on picture books about artists, in this case, Claude Monet. 

A little red fox lives in a garden which we later realize is the garden of Monet in Giverny.

The little fox admires the colors of each season and tries to capture them by collecting flowers in spring, making an artistic arrangement of pebbles in the summer (Which incidentally looks like Monet’s waterlilies) and arranging colorful leaves on the ground in the fall. 

But, alas, his creations are blown away, flooded and even eaten by a deer.

One day, fox notices a man who dips “a stick with a tail into spots of color.”

Fox is intrigued by Monet’s easel. Accidentally, his tail rubs on the fresh paint and fox discovers the pleasures of painting when, just like Monet, he can make the colors last all year round.

Ms. Waites cleverly interweaves a charming butterfly and a bumblebee (who causes fox’s tail to dip in the paint.)

Super cute tale of a fox’s tail and great way to introduce children to Monet’s paintings.

A COLORFUL TAIL JACKET COVER

Astro Pea Continues to Blast Off

This week, Astro Pea will continue to blast off with 2 great presentations.

Friday, April 12 at 10.30 am

The Harrison Public Library

2 Bruce Ave, Harrison, NY 10528 Tel: 914 835 0324

Saturday, April 13 at 11 am

Barnes&Noble

Vernon Hills Shopping Center 680 White Plains Rd Eastchester, NY 10709 

Tel: 914 472 3279

Join me as I present my board book, Astro Pea with props, lights and Pete the pea, an adorable finger puppet. Follow Pete on his cosmic adventure where a carrot transforms into a spaceship, an artichoke turns into a satellite, plain vegetables into planets and much more.

Discover how planets orbit around the sun. “plant” and “water” a garden patch. Color and name the vegetables in the book. See how much fun healthy food can be.

Hope to see ya all

#SchifferPublishing #space # astronauts #planets #launch #blastoff #spaceship #astrology #orbit #satellite #carrot #peas #boardbook #pastels #touchdown #telescope #kidlit #kidart #illustrations #pastels #b&Neastchester

B&N Astro pea

harison library