Cartas Pequeñas

I worked on Little Letters almost four years ago now. WOW! Where did that time go? I feel massively prolific realising that fact (not). Oh well.

It’s always nice to hear from people who have stumbled across the book and realised it was illustrated by me. Yesterday one of my old, old web mates MCB sent me a photo of a book sighting in her new home town of Frankfurt. Kleine Briefe! Even I can read that with my year 10 German skillz. The top photo was sent to me some years ago now by Lizette who found it in Buenos Aires. 

You can still get the book on Amazon, Fishpond and surrounds – it is mostly kept in print by my Mum who keeps buying it for friends’ grandchildren. They must all have about six copies each.

It’s time to get another book out there I think!

(Motivational post for my sake mostly, thank you for indulging me)

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18 Responses

  1. Cristy says:

    Please do. Your illustrations are so gorgeous and it would be lovely to see them in another book.(I don’t generally comment here, because you get so many comments that I feel a bit silly, but I would really love to see another books with your illustrations.)

  2. Cindy says:

    I saw this just last week in a shop and wondered if they were your gorgeous illustrations. Small world!

  3. Kirsty says:

    I have this lovely book Claire & look forward to your future offerings of the bookish variety.I really think that our Mum’s were cut from the same cloth. Mine keeps things ticking over for me nicely in the crafty gift department.

  4. PaisleyJade says:

    Wow – wonderful pictures!

  5. sue says:

    I bought that book for my daughter last year and she absolutely loved it. She spent hours going through the little letters and envelopes, and the drawings you have done are just amazing. Another book would be wonderful too.

  6. Back in the Saddle Claire, Giddy up and into that book Yahh! *note; meant to be a funny AND very motivational comment!

  7. librarygirl says:

    I think I spotted one of your illustrations on the Whitehorse composting brochure ( little man with leaves?) at work the other day – that one has been around for a while….

  8. Jo says:

    I love Little Letters Claire and bought it for Asha a few years ago, she loved sitting there cutting out the envelopes, such a gorgeous idea and of course beautifully illustrated.When we left NZ last year to return to Melbourne they were selling them through NZ Post shops and we bought them all and gave them to Asha’s friends as a ‘hint hint’ to stay in touch. Gorgeous.

  9. fatmumslim says:

    I have this and have also purchased it for many birthday presents. Little girls love it.You’re sooo talented.

    Good on you. Get back on that horse! x

  10. Rebecca says:

    Hi Claire,I saw it in Borders in Melbourne Central and couldn’t resist. No girls in the family young or old enough for it yet, so bought it for me. Yay! My inner 7 year old is so happy. The more things change, the more they stay the same…

  11. Hiya Claire!I’m starting up “Every Day In May” again, where I (and others who join in) are committing to paint/sew/write/create for 31 straight days. We’d love to have you join, especially if you think you need a kickstart. Goodness knows I do!

    More info here:

    Have a lovely day!

    <3 Elena

  12. shannon says:

    IM SORRY MCB Badger is MY MATE????It seems our worlds have collided….

  13. frog says:

    We still have the ‘letterbox’ hanging from our front door (on the inside). The notepaper and envelopes are saved for extra special messages to extra special people. Like a cousin in Sydney, the Tooth Fairy and Father Christmas.

  14. Jade says:

    Oh, it would be wonderful if you illustrated another book – your designs are gorgeous 🙂

  15. Okay, I am the illustrator that did the headline type for the different headers in the book and title. When I got my samples, I fell in love with your illustrations and when I looked you up, I realized you lived on the other side of the world! I am in Maine (U.S.) – Klutz is in California – across the country for me. Sometimes it is a small world. Anyways – I have always loved this Klutz book. My now 11 year old daughter adores it – loves the drawings. She had a hard time sending them away but luckily Klutz sent us a few copies.Anyways, when I saw this entry to your blog which I peek into now and again – I had to say hello! So, hello – I love your work!

    Mary Anne

    P.S. Funny though – I only did the titles in English? How does that work because it sort of looks like my type – where believe it or not I cut with scissors – the old fashioned way!

  16. Nicole says:

    I’ve bought 5 of these as birthday party gifts, and one for my daughter with the refill! I can’t tell you how much 5 and 6 year olds love this book. It’s a huge hit and my daughter uses it to write letters to her pen pal (the daughter of my blog mate who lives in CT).

  17. Leta says:

    I bought this a couple of years ago when I saw it marked down at a local art store moving sale and recognized your style. My little girl is finally old enough to write, so we recently pulled it out of storage and have been sending correspondence to friends and family quite regularly! She loves posting letters that she has written entirely by herself (with spelling help from me).

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