Small Tooth Dog at Tempe Book Festival 2017

So, how much fun did we have at the Tempe Book Festival! Lots and lots. We were proud to introduce #PrincessCortland from the “Apples for the Princess” book, too! Thank you so much to the good team at Tempe Public Library for putting on such a great and diverse event.

princess cortland with sharon gilbert

princess cortland with jill from the library, standing in a hand-held frame with lots of apples on it
Princess Cortland with Jill from the Tempe Public Library.
michelle buvala stands at a table full of books and art
Michelle works at the vendor space at the Tempe Book Festival.

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An Aesop Tease

watercolor collage illustration of the wren and eagle Aesop fable.Just a little tease of the art from our forthcoming “The Fox and the Crow” collection of Aesop tales. Currently on for a late August release. All art by Michelle Buvala of The Mesquite Tree Studio in Arizona. This is a piece from “The King of the Birds” fable.

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Fox and Crow Teaser Video

Just a little video of Michelle working on the artwork for the next “The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop” book. Enjoy.

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Leave a Book: Little Free Library in Yuma, Arizona

On a recent outing to the Yuma Storytelling Festival, we stopped by the Little Free Library at Arizona Western College. Who doesn’t want to see a TARDIS-shaped library? Michelle inscribed and donated a copy of Apples for the Princess to the library. If you don’t know much about these libraries, you can learn more on the website here.

pictures of the little free library in yuma arizona

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“Apples for the Princess” in the News!

michelle buvala sits at a table of books from teh apples for the princess series
We’re pleased and grateful for the front-page article from the West Valley View in Avondale, Arizona. There are a two great pictures and a good article that talks a bit more about the philosophy of the author and illustrator. Thank you to the WVV team who put this together. Above is a picture of Michelle Buvala, the illustrator for Apples for the Princess (Amazon Link) book. Taken at the “Art is Alive” festival in Goodyear, Arizona.

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Free Coloring Pages: Apples for the Princess

a sample of a free coloring page for kids

As part of our kick-off for the new “Apples for the Princess: A Fairytale about Kindness and Honesty,” we added a few free coloring pages for you to download and give to your kids (or you can keep them for yourself, à la an adult coloring book, too.) Find the links to the free pages by scrolling down the posting at this link now. Enjoy!

Speaking of an “adult coloring book,” you should really watch this site for news very soon. Or, join our Emailing list over on this side of the page here. >>>>>>

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Video: Apples for the Princess (Book Trailer)

Our latest book! You can get this fun kid’s book at Amazon.com right now. Paperback and Kindle currently available!



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New Video: Making of Art

Here’s a new video from our latest kid’s book project. In this short and casual video, Michelle is making some of the art for the “Apples for the Princess” book. Just a few moments of watching her create, along with some, umm, narration. Enjoy. Get the book at Amazon, too. 🙂

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Apples for the Princess (Soon!)

Cover of Apples for the Princess book“Apples for the Princess” is our first “children’s” book from storyteller and author K. Sean Buvala. His wife, Michelle Buvala (Mesquite Tree Studio), has illustrated this kid’s book in watercolor and cut-paper compositions. Scheduled for release on October 2, 2015, the book will initially be available in both Kindle™ and paperback versions.

To learn more about this book, please join the “Small Tooth Publishing Group” Email list using the form to the left. We usually release a text-based Email about twice a month, an Email that is respectful of your time. As an added bonus, we’ll toss in an occasional drawing for prizes, too. For privacy information (your info is never shared, sold, rented or distributed) and the like, please see our CONTACT page. Thank you for your interest in “Apples for the Princess.”

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