Posts Tagged ‘blue chicken’
… the chicken is seeing stars!
★“Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint… Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite.”
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★“The spare, poetic text allows the images to shine… this delightful treat emphasizes the joy of breaking free of conventional boundaries and turning accidents into art.”
– Booklist, starred review
★“Full of surprise and emotion… The book has much to pore over on every page, and children will want to experience the action over and over again.”
– School Library Journal, starred review
…in support of every kid’s right to read freely.
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) will launch its Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books with a Silent Auction on Wednesday, May 25, at BookExpo America. The ABC auction will feature more than 100 works of art by beloved children’s illustrators, including Barbara McClintock, Jerry Pinckney, Chris Raschka, Lane Smith, Mo Williams. An online preview of the artwork, including the above, is here.
The Illustration Friday topic for May 20, 2011 is SOAKED.
I know, but… too late to fix anything now.
It’s at the printer. And anyway, my editor seems happy…
Suggested Reading, Picture Books About Secrets: It’s a Secret, by John Burningham; The Secret Circus, by Johanna Wright; The Secret Shortcut, by Mark Teague; The Secret Birthday Message, by Eric Carle; Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter; The Day of Ahmed’s Secret, by Florence H. Parry and Ted Lewin; The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Robert Ingpen.
I suppose you are right, Blog. It’s a new year,
and Blue Chicken is finished and off being printed.
I should start spending time with a new book
and a new character.
And you, Blog.
And Happy New Year Friends!
Are you beginning something New this Year?
Blog! I’m almost done with BLUE CHICKEN!
I can’t wait to start posting with you again.
Oh Blog, I’m sorry I’ve been so busy.
Don’t be angry. Talk to me!