April Showers Bring…

4 May 2010

… May Flowers.

Picture Books about Gardens: The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown; The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy B. Ering; My Garden, by Kevin Henkes; Whose Garden is It? by Mary Ann Hoberman and Jane Dyer; The Imaginary Garden, by Andrew Larsen and Irene Luxbacher.


The Illustration Friday topic for February 4, 2011 is REVERSE.

27 Responses to “April Showers Bring…”

  1. AliceB Says:

    I love the topsy turvy painting. It’s clever and pretty!

  2. Jacqui Says:

    Very cool. It feels that way around here this week, like the green is feeding directly on the wet for nourishment.


  3. Thanks, Alice & Jacqui! It’s that weird weather time of year…

  4. Laura G Says:

    Love this!

  5. AZ Says:

    Wow – LOVE it!


  6. Thanks Laura and AZ. Glad you stopped by!

  7. AZ Says:

    I think it could be a great concept for a book… a book that you hold sideways, and it opens up and down. Each side of the spread could have mirroring items… Hmmmm…


    • Yes, hmmm…
      Should I do this book, or YOU?

      Have you seen the new book MIRROR, MIRROR: A BOOK OF REVERSIBLE VERSE? It’s a lot of fun. And on my to-read list is MIRROR, by Suzy Lee.

      • AZ Says:

        YES! I have seen “Mirror, Mirror.” Actually, I saw it years ago when they were looking for an illustrator. It was the most excited I’ve ever been about a manuscript. I would have loved to illustrate it. Obviously, I didn’t get the job, but I’ve had my eye out for it ever since, waiting for it to finally be released. Josee Masse did a great job with the art.

        I’m also excited for Suzy Lee’s “Mirror.” AND she’s got another one coming called “Shadow” which looks equally great.

  8. Janelle Says:

    Amazing picture…bet my daughter would love to try and replicate it.

  9. Janelle Says:

    Just showed the image to my daughter…she thought it looks like a rain cloud putting stars down. :)

  10. poppylocke Says:

    This is so lovely!

  11. roberto Says:

    Beautiful. Good idea. congratulations!

  12. brine blank Says:

    That worked rather well! Nice job with the drips…and sprouts…


  13. Thanks, poppylocke, roberto, brine blank – this was fun to do!

  14. jomcmullan Says:

    This is so fantastic, really beautiful.

  15. Sylvia Says:

    This is really super!

  16. Charlotte Says:

    Wonderful concept and the lines are so natural!

  17. Laurel Says:

    Beautifully done!

  18. sharon Says:

    I love how you have done this… so simple but very effective, and very “reverse”!

  19. Roshini Says:

    This is my absolute favourite from the entries for this week’s topic…the idea, the simplicity of the illustration…it just blew me away the first time I saw it, and I’ve kept coming back to look :) Great job Deborah! Love your work :)

  20. lil kim Says:

    oh wow that is absolutely brilliant!!!

  21. Maike Bohlen Says:

    Roshini is absolutely right, so simple and so cool. Great!


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