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A big time thanks to my co-writers

I get by with a little help from my friends.  I get quilts from them too, as it happens.

I’ve gotten a slew of amazing and fantastic presents from friends and well-wishers upon the birth of my babe.  Hopefully I’ve thanked you all (if I haven’t, I’m a putz). One gift that I have received that makes for a good blog post is this little number here:

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No, not the baby.  That one I came up with myself.  No, my co-authors Jules Danielson of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and Peter Sieruta of Collecting Children’s Books decided to get my offspring something particularly special.  So they pooled their resources and contacted Robin Smith.  Reviewer, teacher,  committee member, amazing gift giver (thank you for the adorable sweater and hat!!!), you may add “quilter” to that list as well.  As it happens, Robin made this marvelous Alice in Wonderland quilt for the Baby Bird.  As you can see, she’s taken to it.

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And check out that detail!

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Fantastic stuff.  Big time thanks to Jules, Peter, and Robin.  My wee oiseaux could ask for nothing better.

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Elizabeth Bird About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of NYPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Lisa Yee says:

    OMG, so adorable! The quilt and the baby.

  2. Whoa. I love Lily’s dinner-roll cheeks. Are they as excellent for nibbling as they look?

  3. Elizabeth Bird says:

    Excellenter (<— so not a word).

  4. What a cutie! Congratulations! :)