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Mailbox Monday #434

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a permanent home at its own blog. To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links. Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Martha, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

Home No Home by Naoko Fukimoto, which I purchased.

People happily live…that is ideal; however, unwanted events happen—earthquakes, tsunami, cancer, brain surgery, unfilled love, or not making monthly rent. Naoko Fujimoto, a Japanese poet, adapted these scenes into first-person narratives in which ordinary people face these broken moments. This is captured in “Home, No Home.”

Stick it to ‘Em: Playful Stickers to Color & Create: 275+ stickers with sass for family, friends, and frenemies by Bailey Fleming for review.

Stick it to ‘Em is your invitation to play as you create customized stickers with sass! With just a hint of silly irreverence, this guide includes a list of colorful art tools in addition to easy drawing and lettering techniques and step-by-step tutorials, all designed to get your cheeky creativity flowing. You’ll then be treated to more than 35 pages of stickers, including a selection of fully designed styles to use any way you like, a variety of stickers to color in, and blank stickers to create your own. Filled with tons of puns, wit, and wisecracks, Stick it to ‘Em is your answer to getting through each day with humor and fun.

Mom & Me: An Art Journal to Share, Create and Connect, Side by Side by Lacy Mucklow for review.

This full-color art journal for moms and kids to color and draw together in is designed to be a sharing experience. Mom and child can write each other letters, draw what scares them, imagine what they want to be when they are grown up, color a scene using only one favorite color, whatever their imaginations lead them to!

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share is filled with fun hand-lettering and artwork from Bethany Robertson along with creative prompts from licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow.

Mucklow offers up the best ways to communicate with a child through creating together; how to start an open conversation with your child; questions you can ask that will help generate thoughtful responses; and how to tailor the quality time so it’s still fun and engaging for your child.

This art journal has 50 full-color spreads to color, fill in, draw, and more. Each spread has a creative prompt or another exercise for mom and child to fill out together.

What did you receive?

  • Fiction-Books

    Hi Serena,

    I know a little someone who would love the activity and sticker books, although he would probably do them with nanny and grampy when he goes to stay twice a week. Mummy and daddy do the more active playtime events like trampolining and swimming!

    The poetry book sounds a little sad and emotional, but I like the idea that someone puts real life, everyday events into words, rather than romanticising subjects whuch very few of us ever encounter in our lives.

    Thanks for sharing and ‘Happy Reading’

    Yvonne 🙂

  • Laurel-Rain Snow

    Mom & Me looks adorable. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week!

  • marthae

    Home, No Home sounds poignant. I have always liked stickers and Mom and Me sounds like a nice book for mom and daughter. 🙂 Happy Reading!

  • Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    Happy reading!

  • Mary

    The kid in me loves a good sticker book 🙂

  • Mom and Me sounds perfect for you and your daughter. 🙂

  • Suko http://www.sukosnotebook

    Home No Home sounds compelling, and the other two books sound like fun! Thanks for sharing your new books. I’ve gotten some new books, but have not been posting them on MM.

  • iliana

    What a nice little book stack! I love that sticker book. I still use stickers in my planner and journals.

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    I bet you and Wiggles will have a lot of fun with that art journal!