Remember December: We are being read!

Traveling is one of the best things in life and something I will remember 2017 for (just like my fellow Alphabettes as we have seen in the past December posts so far). Not only do we get to see friends from afar, document funky lettering, foreign scripts, or drink crazy cocktails, we can also exchange PRESENTS!

Let me show you both the best book and most touching gift I got this year:

Elephant, Piggie, Indra and Sahar (plus Marina and a bit of Matthew Carter in the background)

An Elephant & Piggie book Amy’s son Alex gave me. Look how she’s training him to use emoji early on. No wonder the Papaelias household is so crazy about them.

I had already read all the E & P books in the Papaeliasens’ possession with great delight in New York last year, but not this one. We Are in a Book! is the cutest self-referential book a book designer will ever read. I only took a few teaser photos for you because I don’t want to give away the ending. You have to get one yourself. “I hope this works.”


We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children (pfff…) New York