9.5.11

The sweetest thing...



This lovely review of 'Mrs Mouse's Cupcakes' over on
Qwertymum's blog came totally out of the blue, accompanied by this achingly sweet video. Sometimes, words are not enough.

21 comments:

rossichka said...

Dear Gretel, you feel happy, don't you? To see the pure joy your book is bringing to this girl! I feel pretty much the same when I'm acting in front of children or am among the public, during a performance of a puppet play, I've directed. Children's reactions are the best criteria for whether your art has reached them!!
I wish you new projects of the kind in future!
We've asked a friend of ours to buy your book for me, so I'm expecting it in June! Maybe I'll look the same as that child...:))))

Rosie said...

She will never forget your book. You've arrived where you should be. Brilliant.

Jane said...

What a lovely little video, Gretel, you must be so pleased. Wish I had a small someone to buy this for!

rachel said...

Well, I didn't have a little person to buy this delightful book for, but I bought it anyway, and it can stay safely in the Hope-for-a-grandchild-one-day collection! (But I will of course share it with any small visitors!)

Amy said...

this is such an inspiration! thank you for sharing it!

jfidz said...

Priceless 'customer' feedback and approval!

Charlotte said...

Doesn't that just tell you what it's all about. Well done for creating something so marvellous.

ellen said...

Oh, Gretel. This is the very best feedback you could ever receive. I am a little teary eyed over this and so very, very happy for you...and, of course, for all of the many, many wee ones whose lives will be enriched by this special book.

PussDaddy said...

That was precious.

PD

Claire said...

Aaaaaaw so cute. Gretel, your book is a hit and little wonder.

Maybe recipes should be included 'cos I wouldn't mind being able to whip up a few of those beauties too.......

I have my new foot, so back on track now, thanks for the comment.

Claire :}

Soozcat said...

See, this is the thing.

Most people create because they feel a certain compulsion to do so -- there's something inside them that needs to be set free through an act of creation. At that point, who knows or cares whether anyone else will like it?

But when something like this happens -- when you see what you've made and how it affects others, particularly if it does so positively -- that's a whole different experience. There's something very special that occurs when you see another person's eyes light up over something you've made. It's another kind of creative alchemy, the shared feeling of excitement that crops up between artist and audience.

Plus, d'aww! Little cutie!

Chrissie said...

aaaaaah! what could be more rewarding

Vintage Jane said...

Just the most perfect book review you could ever wish for ... from the little reader herself. Made me feel quite emotional; wishing my little man wasn't growing up quite so quickly. Oh, and thank you so much for adding me to your bloglist - an honour indeed. x

Frances Tyrrell said...

The best review possible, beautiful and complete.

Over the Garden Wall said...

This will surely be your most treasured review Gretel. Congratulations!

SuzyJaneB said...

That is such a lovely video! How wonderful for you to get something like that :)

Mike Woodcock said...

That's what it's all about, right there, in one minute and twelve seconds!

Tammie Lee said...

that is simply the best!
how wonderful that you get to see this.

jamjar said...

Truly brilliant, this is what it is all about. xxx

Laurel said...

This was so very sweet, and your response equally so... sniffle. Congratulations again.

Sarah Treanor said...

Oh Gretel how exciting to see your new book out there in the hands of little ones! I just love it! Great job!! =)