Meet Our Vendor: Hazy Dell Press
If you need some adorable gifts for the little ones in your life, these guys are for you! This twin brother duo makes the coolest books and gifts for little ones and big ones. Say hello to Hazy Dell Press.
Who are you and what do you do?
We are Hazy Dell Press, a writer/illustrator team based in Portland and Seattle, respectively. We create children’s books, posters, holiday cards and prints. We have created four children’s board books so far: Monster ABC, Goodnight Krampus, Get Dressed Sasquatch and our newest addition: Hush Now Banshee.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
We’re very excited about our newest book, Hush Now Banshee. Set in Ireland (Banshee’s natural habitat) it’s a counting book that also explores the virtues of quiet time. Banshee has a difficult time when everyone has a quiet activity except for her. She ends up figuring it out in the end (spoiler alert) while also helping little ones learn how to count along the way. With the release of Hush Now Banshee, we’re also offering a really nice slip-case edition of the full set of our books. We designed the slipcase to be an adorable house haunted by the main characters of our books
What is your favorite new product for 2017?
In addition to Hush Now Banshee and our new slipcase 4-book set, we are really excited about our new 2017 holiday cards. We have wo new holiday card designs: one features a Santa Claus Sasquatch in a lush Pacific Northwest forest atmosphere; and the other features a slightly creepier version of Krampus than the friendly, chlld-friendly character from our book Goodnight Krampus.
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
It’s really difficult to choose favorites, but Monster ABC will always have a special place in the hearts of Hazy Dell Press. It was the book that started us off with a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. Without the overwhelmingly positive response we received for Monster ABC, we wouldn’t have been able to keep the train moving forward and create our subsequent books and products. Although it’s only 2 years old, it’s our oldest book and it’s still fun to watch people experience it for the first time.
What do your customers love most about your product(s)?
We get feedback from so many parents that their children read our books every night, and the parents aren’t even mad about it. They’re relieved that their kids are into books that the adults can enjoy as well (which is definitely not the case with far too many children’s books). While most board books are designed to be disposable and unremembered, we take great care to make sure our books are durable and remembered by kids as a fun touchstone of their childhood. It feels great to hear from parents that they appreciate our work as much as their kids.
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