Friday, December 29, 2017

new vlog about up & comings (a new year in the little dip)





hello to all,

we have a new year's vij-jeo this year instead of a blog post (for fun)! i hope that everybody's holidays were lovely and merry and bright!



stay tuned for little black sheep books!



(& always feel free to join in on our adventures on instagram) @littledipperink

happy nappy new year to all!

love,
ladi

book no. 2 before the new year: sanctuary & keeping up on lost time

and last but not least for 2017 is a new story called sanctuary. to check out this book, click here



after losing six children, odessa, a pregnant, common dairy cow, decides that it's time to plan an escape from the factory. eliciting the help of her friend, sparrow, she leaves her doomed life with "the mothers," and sets out for greener pastures in the hopes that her baby will be born into a life of safety and freedom.



also, i discovered that i haven't posted about my latest book of haiku, matryoshka doll, which you can check out here




matryoshka doll made of you and me matryoshka doll big spoon & little spoon matryoshka doll contains the seeds for more we

a new book from the little dipper: cooking with ramona!


hello everyone! i would like to introduce little dipper ink's new book with you! this is our very first ever cookbook! it has an adorable chef and is full of fresh & hearty vegan recipes that you and your doggie friends can share. click here to check it out! 



"what's ramona eating? it's the question of a lifetime and anyone who knows me knows that the answer is usually: socks, plastic, glass, paint, a staple one or two times, tissue paper (which landed me in the E.R. for the world's most expensive enema), etc., but when I get a hankering for something that people consider "acceptable," I like to relax into a good hearty meal...." come along with chef ramona, a spunky shih-tzu/terror-mix as she navigates her way around the kitchen using her nose (since she wears her hair over her eyes and can't see), and dine at chez henri (her annoying furry brother/restauranteur). fun-loving and plant-based recipes that the whole family will enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

new title from little bear publishing house


the holidays are here and so is our annual holiday children's story, ever and the orange
ever and the orange is a story about a tree swallow named ever (born in an evergreen tree) who decides that instead of migrating with her family this winter, she will stay behind with her friend, sue the squirrel, and when everyone leaves and they are lonely because all is quiet, they hear an a-choo and meet a caterpillar with the sniffles who tells them about a snow yeti up on the mountain who grants wishes.


featuring: a tree swallow named ever
sue, the squirrel
lynn, the caterpillar
orange, the snow yeti/orangutan

hardcover. 34 pages. order by december 10th to get shipping by christmas!


happy holidays!
love,
ladi

Friday, October 28, 2016

happy 10th birthday to us! & happy halloween!


if someone could make this, that'd be great....

that is correct! my first baby is turning 10! this october marks 10 years since i first scribbled "little dipper ink" on the back of a book. for the first handful of years, all of our books were handmade, and it wasn't until four years ago in 2012 that i started publishing books online. it's pretty awesome to see pictures from the first chicago book expo we attended back in november of 2013 when we only had six books in print, and to compare that to now when we currently have somewhere...around thirty? (not too good at the maths), as well as a new imprint (little bear publishing house).

help us celebrate by visiting our shop (follow the yellow brick link), and checking out some of the titles that we have to offer!


also, both little dipper ink editing & publishing services and little bear publishing house are accepting manuscript submissions, so if you would like to see your work or your child's work in print by the holidays, please email littledipperink@gmail.com for more information, or check out our info page!

and of course, happy halloween from our gang to yours!

happy howl-o-ween! now give us our treats!
love,
ladi

Thursday, October 6, 2016

lately in the little dipper! (excuse our dust and other stuff)

hello all and welcome back,

as you can probably already see, we've had some construction going on here in the little dipper as of late due to website renovations! now if you don't follow us on instagram (or if you don't have an instagram), you don't have to miss out! you can still check out all of our little posts and picture stories here on our website! (super high-tech!!).

since we've been under construction, there has been a lot going on. first and foremost, i would like to officially introduce our new up-and-running imprint press (and our baby): little bear publishing house!



since little dipper ink had so many children's books, i decided to devote a whole house to it. little bear also offers editing and publishing services for authors of children's books, including (but not limited to) children who write their own books! i'm so excited to devote more time and energy to the world of children's literature! if you want to know more about little bear, please visit us over at little bear publishing house

also, we have a new pocketbook of poetry here in the little dipper. i'm proud to announce that the book, sea anemone, is now available through our shop (view by clicking the link).


the sad news is that in the renovation (property bros., unite!) the previous blog posts had to be deleted, but i will be running them again throughout the year, so it'll be like finding a skittle on the floor of your van (a little treat that you had, but forgot about until now). 



one more important thing! once a year, we get up from behind the editing desk and go party! this year will be no different and little dipper ink (this time with little bear publishing house) will be at the 2016 chicago book expo which will be held on sunday, november 16 from 12-5pm at columbia college. this will be our fourth (or fifth?) year attending, and i really look forward to seeing all of our friends there!

woop!

love,
ladi