Okay, I realize it’s bad form to start with an aside, but can we just quickly talk about how adorable this little illustration is? ADORABLE. I love the idea that knitting is a quirky, but also spy-worthy, skill. My very first career aspirations included Spy, you know.
I have the Kindle versions, which of course show up black and white on my old-school Kindle (I didn’t buy Colors for obvious reasons), but even without the cute, quirky colors the books look fantastic. Tell the man standing on the corner that the oyster owns a fine wristwatch.
I adore Brenda’s artwork almost as much as I adore her. I’ve read her blog for years and years, since before we both became moms, and Sam and Bug have played together a few times. Combine that with Sam’s current obsession with counting, and you can probably imagine how excited I was to be asked to participate in this book tour!
I love these books. LOVE THEM! Sam and I read Numbers together, and he was very into the counting part, but the spy stuff went a little over his head. Oh well, I bet by next year he will be way into it–or Grace will! They both love the ABCs already, and I’m going to get a print copy of Colors for them.
I’ve got three treats for you! One, a video of Sam counting.
He was busy playing Zelda on the 3DS, hence the attitude that he is clearly doing me a FAVOR, I mean GOD, MOM. If only I’d given him my Kindle instead! (The video may take a minute to load. You can view it on flickr if it doesn’t cooperate here.)
Two, a mystery! Can you name my stealthy assistant?
She is in disguise, so don’t feel bad if you don’t recognize her.
Three, a chance to win a print from Brenda! Comment here by December 14 and you could win an 8×10 art print of Q is for Quetzel from Secret Agent Josephine’s ABCs. Yay!