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Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

Tolly has a special place in our hearts. Thankfully, retailers around town have also found this artistic and inspiring children’s book to be treasure, and stock it on their shelves. We’d like to give a shoutout to these wonderful Portland shops and bookstores that stock Tolly, among other great books and products. Green Bean Books is a whimsical children’s bookstore in the Alberta Arts District. They have story times in multiple languages, summer camps, and even a deck and a garden! If you and your children haven’t visited this adorable bookshop, put some of their events (such as their monthly “Read to...

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Our 3 Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Tolly Videos

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Our 3 Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Tolly Videos

It’s been a few weeks since Tolly has been released in the world to be enjoyed by adults and children alike, but we’re still amazed by the effort, time, patience, and loving detail that was put into the book by creator Maryanna Hoggatt. After developing the character of Tolly, a brave battle raccoon, and writing his story, she sculpted his body and multiple different heads for Tolly’s different facial expressions, and created several miniature sets so that she could photograph him for the book. However, all that effort certainly seems worth it when you end up with such a gorgeous children’s...

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Illustrating Tolly: Behind the Scenes

Posted by Liz Pilcher on

Illustrating Tolly: Behind the Scenes

    Photo Credit: Overcup Books Instagram One of the best parts about children’s books is that they can be enjoyed by all ages. They attract us with their colorful and imaginatively designed covers, draw us in with their adorable stories and enjoyable illustrations, and give us a moral or new insight about the world. And they have to be read in one sitting. With all the ways that a children’s book can be written and illustrated, the possibilities for creative expression are endless. Maryanna Hoggatt, author of Overcup Press’s upcoming title Tolly, used her unique artistic skills to write...

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