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Tuesday December 22, 2020

Dear Bentley, You are so right! Rocky needs his own The Winter Princessverse in the Mermaid Tales song. What do you think it should say? I would love to hear you and your family singing it! I hope you have a super fabulous (fin-tastic) day with your family.
     Ella, my daughter enjoyed her American Girl dolls, She still has one, along with a My Twin, and she is all grown up. Have a super duper day, Debbie

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Monday December 21, 2020

Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors original coverDear Ella, You would send your artwork to a publisher, Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floorsnot to me or another author. You would send copies. Most artists seem to develop their own unique style. Cartoony sounds fun!
     When Scholastic reissued some of the Bailey School kids books, they used a new illustrator for the covers. I've posted both covers of Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors here. Do you see some differences? Have a great holiday. I celebrate Christmas. If you do, I wish you a very merry, safe, and blessed  Christmas. Your friend, Debbie

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Friday December 18, 2020

Dear Ella, It is interesting that they would change illustators in the middle of a series. What do you think about the Lulu books? I am not an illustrator, although I like to draw. To become a traditional book illustrator, an artist submits art work (color copies) to the art director of a publishing company. You should send your best work and the art that is the style you like to do. Stay safe, warm, and happy, Debbie

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Thursday December 17, 2020

Reindeer Do Wear Striped UnderwearDear Ella, I don't know if Tatevik will do the illustrations for the new series, although I think that would be great. Sometimes publishers select another artist for a slightly different look. Scholastic did that for the Bailey School Kids Junior chapter book series to make it different than the Bailey School Kids books. I am sure it will be a while before I see any sketches. I will be excited to see them, Debbie

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Wednesday December 16, 2020

Dear Ella, That's a cool idea. I will ask my webmaster The Polar Bear Expressif that's something we could do. Did you know my favorite Kiki story is The Polar Bear Express? (Did you know I wrote 90 books with a friend-I think it's cool that you are writing with a group. I wrote 2 with my oldest son.) Take care, Debbie

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