⚡TAKE THE COLORING CHALLENGE!⚡

COLORING CHALLENGE Think You Can Color All 10 Scenes? Last week I launched my Look & Find Coloring Book, which features 10 colorable look & find scenes. With over 100 drawings on each page, the Look & Find Coloring Book makes a fun challenge for both children and adults. Check out the Look & Find … Continue reading

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CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW: RUMPUS ON THE RUN

“Illustrator and writer Jess Smart Smiley has come up with a special mission for your monster aficionados. The terribly troublesome Rumpus is on the move through each of Jess’s crazily colorful spreads. It’s your young reader’s job to find Rumpus and his eggs, as well as other cleverly hidden objects, before he can cause complete chaos. It’s not an … Continue reading

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NEW HALLOWEEN BOOK IS OUT!

  My newest book is out, just in time for Halloween! Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book is filled with spooky-fun and cutesy-quirky monsters in 10 full-color imaginative scenes. (You can think of the book as Where’s Waldo, but with family-friendly monsters.) I’ve had an absolute blast illustrating the book and coming up with critters, … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE TO WIN NEW HALLOWEEN BOOK (ENDS IN 24 HRS)

HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY! Enter To Win A Signed Copy Of “Rumpus On The Run” My newest book comes out tomorrow, October 15, just in time for Halloween. Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book is filled with spooky-fun and cutesy-quirky monsters in 10 full-color imaginative scenes. (You can think of the book as Where’s Waldo, but with family-friendly monsters.) … Continue reading

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SUCKER SPIDERS (HALLOWEEN CRAFT)

Sucker spiders are a fun, easy craft for children ages 4-8. Twist three pipe cleaners around the base of a sucker and poof!, you have a sucker spider.   We like to glue googly eyes to our spiders, and slip ’em off of the sucker stick!   Spider attack! MAKE A SPIDER & WIN A BOOK! … Continue reading

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“MONSTER EYE” COOKIE RECIPE

HALLOWEEN FUN All throughout the month of October, I’m posting fun Halloween recipes, games, activities and crafts, each starring the Rumpus–a monster I created for my new Halloween book for children, Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book. Learn more about the book here, and enter to win a signed copy of the book, just … Continue reading

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MONSTER DRAWING GAME

ROLL-A-RUMPUS Grab some paper, some crayons and a die–it’s time to draw! The rules are easy: each number on the die represents a monster part to draw. Roll a 2 and draw the arms. Roll a 4 and draw the eye! A fun game for children ages 4-7. Download the printable game here, and don’t … Continue reading

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MONSTER LOOK & FIND…DRAWN BY YOU!

COMMUNITY LOOK-N-FIND Earlier this year, when I started drawing my new Halloween book, Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book, I knew that I wanted to get people involved with the fun process of drawing and making a hidden object scene. I thought that it would be fun to invite people to draw their own … Continue reading

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MEET MY NEW BOOK COVER (YOU VOTED FOR IT!)

Last week, over 100 of you voted on the new cover for Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book on my blog, Facebook and on Kickstarter, and now the results are in! Meet the cover for Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-n-Find Book! THE VOTES While reading through all your votes and comments, I noticed … Continue reading

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LAST CALL FOR MONSTERS

For the last month and a half I’ve been working on my own hidden object book (think Where’s Waldo, but with my own characters). The book is called Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-N-Find Book and it was successfully funded via Kickstarter on March 30. As part of my Kickstarter project I invited everyone (backer or … Continue reading

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