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I am so happy that The Experiment, a terrific publisher in New York has reissued Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscoverd, originally published in  1992 by Klutz. The original has sold over 600,000 copies, and I have high hopes for the new edition. The new title is PAINT THIS BOOK!. Same watercolor paper and paints and brushes included. Here's a link to the publisher's catalog page, with six different possible outlets to buy from:

Let me know what you think of it! Paint! Write! Create!

The Pea Patch Jig has been reissued by Creston Books here in Berkeley, in a beautiful hardcover editon. I'm so happy with the fine job Marissa Moss, the founder of Creston, did with it.

And in other news, Cat's Pajamas, originally published by HarperCollins, has been republished by Taylor Trade Publishing as a hardcover. Of all my books that little book has been the one to generate the most fan mail over the years. One-year olds seem to get addicted to it!



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