Name: Ashley Campbell
Online home: Under the Sycamore
My favorite children's book and why I love it: Mr. Bell's Fixit Shop by Ronne Peltzman...my very favorite as a child. It is the story of a little girl whose doll was destroyed by her grandma's new puppy. With a broken heart she took it to her friend, Mr. Bell. He worked extra long that night using all kinds of odds and ends from around his shop to make her doll new again. In the process he healed the little girl's broken heart too. I loved how Mr. Bell transformed everyday things into something new and special (like turning a lampshade tassel into new doll hair). Mr. Bell's fixit shop reminded me of my grandpa's woodworking shop, which was one of my most loved childhood places to visit. The book, sadly, is no longer in print.
My 1-year-old daughter's favorite book: I Love You Because You are You by Liza Baker (this is my favorite book now as a mom)
My 2-year-old son's favorite book: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
My 4-year-old son's favorite book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
My 6-year-old son's favorite book: There's a Monster in My Opu by Karyn Hopper
A children's book illustrator I adore: Steve Mack
If our lives so far were turned into a children's book the title would be: The Ruffle Making Piratess Who Lives on a Lego Ship
More Ashley: Her daughter's nursery is in our Top Ten Favorite Ohdeedoh posts ever. We're sure her sons' room isn't far behind. The best way to keep up with all of Ashley's creativity is to visit her online home Ashley Ann Photography.
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