If you’re here on Philip’s blog, you might also be familiar with Erin’s blog. In turn, you may already know me as Erin’s loyal blog thief. Hello, my name is Nicole. And now I’ve come to steal Philip’s blog for the day. I noticed there is a lot of news in need of sharing and since Philip is more of a concise picture book writer and less of a wordy blog post writer, I thought I should take over for a brief minute and fill up this blog with many words.

First, Philip’s latest creation, Hello, My Name is Rubyis here and is now available in stores! Here are some of my favorite parts of the book:


You can read so much more about the book and how it was made by visiting Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

And here is the trailer Philip made for the book: 

In keeping with all of this this good news, I also wanted to let you know Philip and Erin will be going on tour. They will be sharing Hello, My Name is Ruby as well as Erin’s latest creation, if you want to see a whale in a variety of cities across the United States. Below is a list of where they will be so if you’re in any of these towns, I know they would love it if you could join them. Please note times may change slightly so you may want to follow the link to the host store’s site for updated timing. Cheers!

September 9, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nicola’s Books

September 10, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, California
Children’s Book World

September 11, 2013
10:30 a.m.
Pasadena, California
Vroman’s Bookstore

September 12, 2013
10:30 a.m.
San Francisco, California
Books Inc.

3:00 p.m.
San Jose, California

September 13, 2013
4:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah
The King’s English Bookshop

September 14, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Boulder, Colorado
Boulder Book Store

September 15, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Denver, Colorado
Tattered Cover Book Store

September 17, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Boston, Massachusetts
Porter Square Books

September 18, 2013
4:00 p.m.
Manchester Center, Vermont
Northshire Bookstore

September 19, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Shelburne, Vermont
The Flying Pig Bookstore