hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Jane Dyer

I began my career as a kindergarten teacher and my students’ parents said I should be illustrating children’s books. My first book was GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS in 1984, and I have illustrated over sixty books since then. (Pictured here with my lamb Blossom in our summer playhouse in Western Massachusetts.)

 

☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: My newest favorite tea is Peppermint Bark from The Republic of Tea, which is made with organic green rooibos, peppermint, vanilla, and cocoa. But I begin each morning with their Double Dark Chocolate Maté. As you can see, there is a theme here.

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: The House That’s Your Home, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Schwartz & Wade, February 2015). Forthcoming: All We Know, written by Linda Ashman (HarperCollins, March 2016).

☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK(s): Thundercake by Patricia Polacco (Philomel, 1990); Fanny at Chez Panisse by Alice Waters and Ann Arnold (HarperCollins, 1992)Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (HarperCollins, 2006) and Blue Moon Soup: A Family Cookbook, written by Gary Goss (Sky Pony Press, 2013).

☕ Visit Jane Dyer’s Official Website and blog.

☕ ☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Read aloud of Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons:

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☕ ☕ ☕ CAN’T GET ENOUGH: Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love:

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19 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Jane Dyer

    1. I’m a longtime Jane Dyer fan. Will feature one of her illustrations from the BLUE MOON SOUP cookbook tomorrow in my National Soup Month post. LOVE her work. You must see her books!!

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  1. So wonderful to see Jane (and Blossom) here! I love Jane’s work, and feel incredibly lucky to have a second book with her. I’m not much of a tea drinker, but Jane’s favorites sound very appealing (the chocolate helps). Thanks for this treat, Jama!

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  2. Love hearing about these new books by Jane Dyer, Jama. I know they’ll be wonderful. I love Time for Bed and Sophie’s Masterpiece, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes, and on!

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  3. OH, MY GOODNESS! I am so honored, Jama, thank you. I remember when I first discovered your beautiful posts, and I cannot believe I am part of one now. I am over the moon! I must celebrate with a cup of tea. Much Love, Jane

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    1. Thank you again for sipping with us, Jane. Never dreamed all those years ago when I first saw your work that one day you’d be on my blog. Wonders never cease. I will celebrate with a cup of tea this afternoon🙂.

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  4. Oh, I would have been SO THRILLED to have someone so cool as a kindergarten teacher. How cute are those glasses? How cute is that sheep???? Here’s to another fine HotTea and her adorable round and sweet illustration style.

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  5. Ahhh, simply gorgeous! Love Jane’s lamb as well as her exquisite art. Must order some Peppermint Bark and Double Dark Chocolate Mate; we have the same taste buds.
    And now I have the Linda Ashman/Jane Dyer pairing to look
    forward to! An embaaaarasment of riches. Thanks, Jama.

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  6. Aww, this is wonderful. One of my oldest daughter’s first gifts was the Animal Crackers board book set. We read them over and over again. Jane Dyer’s illustrations are so beautiful. And Peppermint Bark tea sounds divine.

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