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in loving memory of
Oliver Yu-An Nam
Feb 1 - May 20 2014


x is for marking the spot!

I am most excited to host the SAJ's Stealthy Book Tour today for the launch of Brenda Ponnay's new series of children's books. I've been reading Brenda's blog Secret Agent Josephine for as long as I can remember, enjoying her creative projects, disarming honesty, tales of adventure in parenting her adorable daughter, and full commitment to celebrate and bring a sense of play to everyday life.

I can't begin to tell you how happy and proud I am.

Brenda once said she was a Parisian in another life. so here's for her.

note: all three books, ABCs, Colors and Numbers are available on paperback and in formats compatible with the iPad/iPhone, Kindle and Nook:

Paperback: Amazon

iPad/iPhoneABCsColors, and Numbers

KindleABCsColors, and Numbers

NookABCsColors, and Numbers

also, as part of the book tour, Brenda is giving away a print (26 tour stops in all, one for each letter of the alphabet) and today she is offering one 8x10 X for X-Ray print. just leave a comment here before December 23rd to be entered in a random drawing. when the dogs away that's when the cats play.

Reader Comments (12)

OMG what an excellent video! This must have made Brenda's day. :)
Dec 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbouncy
OMG that video is GORGEOUS! She must be chuffed. I am and it's not even for me! Love to you both. xo
Dec 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNinotchka
Oh, Irene, I felt like I was on the Metro with you once again (though we'd be too busy talking to look out the windows.) I miss you! And congratulations to Brenda. The books look amazing. :)
Dec 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLa Rêveuse
That is so awesome!
Dec 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMomsy
I don't even know you guys, just read the occasional blog post, but man this video had me tearing up. What a special thing to do!
Dec 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflyingbird
Very cool video! Headed to Paris in the new year, I can't wait!!
Dec 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnabet
I agree, this was a fantastic video and I'm sure she was so thrilled to see it :)
Dec 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennyC
What a sweet video! love it..xxx
Dec 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxanthe
pure nectar. my gratitude to you for the way you capture the simple soulfulness of life is immense. thank you, irene.
Dec 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelissa
Love the video from another SAJ fan!
Dec 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarenG
So neat! very cool video.
Dec 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer G
sorry for the belated update! the winner of the giveaway is Annabet!
congratulations Annebet, you will receive an email shortly.
Jan 3, 2012 | Registered Commenterirene

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