Celebrate Elephabet this May!

Hey Beautiful Person! Did you know that May is Elephabet month in Portland? 
I have scheduled a whole bunch of free events all month to celebrate my new book!
Click here for the complete schedule--I'll post individual updates on the blog as their respective events near.

Today was the first installation of the diorama at Green Bean Books! If you don't know, Green Bean is the best little bookstore in Portland, located in the Alberta Arts District. Don't let the small size fool you--the selection is extremely well-curated, with not only a plethora of children's books, but great pre-teen and adult sections to boot. This store is a really fun destination because there are vending machines all over, dispensing moustaches and finger puppets and tiny treasures to the masses. The window displays are always fun, and when the weather's nice, there's a bush out back that doubles as a secret fort. There are two rotating diorama sites inside the store, and I was asked to create a little Elephabet scene in one this month! Here's the video of it in action:

The diorama will be up all month long, so make sure to go down and see it!

Green Bean has a lot of fun events too. Later on in the month, I'll be hosting the Pachyderm Portmanteau Party at- Green Bean Books!!
a hands-on workshop where you can draw your own pachyderm portmanteaus!

where: Green Bean Books, 1600 NE Alberta Street, 

when: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 1PM

cost: Free! registration encouraged- call (503) 954-2354 

Elephabet books will be available for purchase.


Pachyderm Portmanteau Contest!

Hello Beautiful People!

It's been a while since I've had a contest around here, so I decided to launch one to go along with the big Elephabet celebrations this May!

Here are the details:
I want YOU to show me your Elephabet! Draw up your wildest dream and give it an Elephabet-style name, as I did in my book. I will post images of your drawings on the Bunny with a Toolbelt blog, Do-it-YourSelfabet Flickr page, and Facebook page as they come in. You can enter as many times as you want through the month of May, 2012.  Send me a photo of you holding your drawing to

The earlier you enter, the better your chances of winning! Entries received before May 10 will count as three entries, those I receive between May 11-21 count as two entries, and the ones I receive between May 22 and 31 will count as one entry. 

On June 1, 2012, I will put all of these entries in the hopper and draw out two winners.  These lucky folks will get their idea made into a real live elephant sculpture!!!

Of course, you can also skip the contest if you want, and pledge to my Kickstarter campaign to get your own custom elephant! Click here to find out more!


Hey there beautiful people! I just launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund an eBook version of Elephabet and a full color posted printed on eco-friendly paper! Won't you help me realize these simple dreams?