What combines my love of picture books
with my experience selling kids clothes?
Last week, I spent time with picture-book-and-pajama-sets care of Books-to-Bed, a line of pajamas printed to match PB illustrations, owned by the Canadian-based company Hatley. I worked at Children’s Club, a trade show at the Javits Center in Manhattan, floating as a sales rep between B2B and a line for tween girls called Nev and Lizzie. (Shout out to Linda, prior owner of The Red Balloon, for recommending me to Louise of The Showroom!)
In addition to sets I repped in August at Playtime New York, I promoted new PB and PJ combinations debuting in July 2020. I talked fun picture books, adorable coordinating prints, quality fit and fabric, and heard what’s selling. Bonus? Connecting with Kidlit people. (Who doesn’t love a Tweet of their book on display at a trade show?)
I said it before and I’ll say it again: How much would I love to have one of my books available with matching pajamas?!
A girl can dream, can’t she?