Tom Lichtenheld

Posted in Writing on Sep 17, 2010
Author/Illustrator Kids hear a lot of “No” in their day…what if there was a day that adults could only say YES to kids?! Don’t worry, it’s just a fictional scenario, so you won’t actually need to buy that hamster. It’s the fantastic premise vibrantly brought… read more

VIDEO: One Minute Artist ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 12, 2010
I asked 4 artists from the Target Children’s Book Festival the same question: Why do you love creating for children? Tom Lichtenheld, author/illustrator (Duck!Rabbit!; Everything I Know About Pirates; Yes Day; The OK Book; and many more wonderful books): Disney’s Choo Choo Soul (Genevieve Goings… read more

Live from Target’s Book ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 11, 2010
A girl, maybe 6, with an enormous bag of popcorn and a front row seat to Ralph’s World on a sunshine-filled late summer day…blissed out! Things are busy busy busy here. Lots of activity backstage – Choo Choo Soul’d Genevieve and DC seem to be… read more

The Most Rockin’ ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 11, 2010
If I closed my eyes, I might actually think that I was at a club (remember those!) Sure, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Nap Time Players were rockin’ the kiddie crowd – that’s expected at a Children’s Fest – but the fact is… read more

Live from Target’s Book ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 11, 2010
If you have had kids in the last 10 years, you have come across at least one of Tom Lichtenheld’s books. He’s the illustrator of massively popular books like Duck! Rabbit!, Shark vs Train and Everything I Know About Pirates. He got his start by… read more

Greetings from the Target ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 11, 2010
A sunny day made even brighter with the squeals and laughter of a thousand kids – that’s the scene from backstage at Target’s Children’s Book Festival. Target invited Mom Culture to live blog from the event, and since books are one of the great joys… read more
Books, Music, Film, TV, Museums…your month-by-month Fall guide BOOKS SEPTEMBER: 9.28 – David Sedaris, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk Short stories that have human themes but use animals as characters. For instance, in “The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck,” three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while… read more

Art Celebrating the Hardest ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 09, 2010
(my piece & slideshow – from While I was busy marking Labor Day by having a cookout and packing away my whites, I found myself thinking about the meaning of “Labor Day”. According to the Department of Labor’s website, Labor Day is “dedicated to… read more

Five People Who Need to ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 06, 2010
(my piece from I’m preparing for my spiritual master cleanse with the arrival of the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), which are the dynamic holiday duo that offer a fresh start and an opportunity… read more