{illustrator} Felicia Hoshino

I occasionally share an illustrator who has caught my eye. See the above “picture book list” for other illustrators highlighted on this blog. For ’30 Days of Picture Books’,“Day Six” features three books and an Illustrator’s Spotlight! Day Six: Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin; A Place where Sunflowers Grow; and Sora and the Cloud. —————————— “Felicia Hoshino was born inContinue reading “{illustrator} Felicia Hoshino”

{illustrator} Leigh Hodgkinson

I occasionally share an illustrator who has caught my eye. See the above “book list,” bottom of the page for other illustrators highlighted on this blog. For ’30 Days of Picture Books’ which is to celebrate Picture Book Month, “Day Sixteen” features two books and an Illustrator’s Spotlight! Day Sixteen: Limelight Larry AND Boris and the WrongContinue reading “{illustrator} Leigh Hodgkinson”

{illustrator} Molly Idle

I occasionally share an illustrator who has caught my eye. See the above “book list,” bottom of the page for other illustrators highlighted on this blog. For ’30 Days of Picture Books’ which is to celebrate Picture Book Month, “Day Nine” features two books and an Illustrator’s Spotlight! Day Nine: Tea Rex AND Flora and the FlamingoContinue reading “{illustrator} Molly Idle”

{illustrator} alex latimer

I will occasionally share an illustrator who has caught my eye. See the above “book list,” bottom of the page for other illustrators highlighted on this blog. {jellyfish by alex latimer via; love this} Today I want to share Alex Latimer whose Penguin’s Hidden Talent (Peachtree 2012) was  Day 19 of last year’s “31 DaysContinue reading “{illustrator} alex latimer”

{book} madam president

DAY 02 Madam President written/illustrated by Lane Smith Hyperion Books for Children, 2008. I am fairly new to Lane Smith and we’ve only met over a few books featuring very head-strong young ladies. He has a noticeable a knack for depicting them well. Judith Viorst’s Lulu and Florence Parry Heide’s Princess Hyacinth are neither cuteContinue reading “{book} madam president”

{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 2)

Yesterday I posted a bit of what I learned about LeUyen Pham. Today I am looking at a few of the picture books she illustrated. A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). Marilyn Singer, a renowned poet, offers 18 poems involving outdoor play withContinue reading “{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 2)”

{book} grace for president

We talk a lot about publishing books and films with strong female protagonists (and feminist themes) for the sake of our daughters. But how about publishing these works for the sake of our sons as well? Often portrayals of female heroes create a more masculine-than-thou figure, with the woman and/or girl out performing their maleContinue reading “{book} grace for president”

{book} kenny and the dragon

Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings wrote an excellent review on Kenny and the Dragon so I had to see it for myself. That I, too, am a fan of DiTerlizzi’s illustrations is another contributing factor. To confess all: I have come to like DiTerrlizzi’s textual storytelling as well—The Search for Wondla clinched that forContinue reading “{book} kenny and the dragon”

{illustrator} david small

 Stitches It has been a while since I highlighted an illustrator and that is just what I am going to do. Do you follow “7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast?” I do. They deal primarily with illustrated books and their illustrators and David Small was being talked about the other week, February 7th. Jules was looking at theContinue reading “{illustrator} david small”

ivy+bean: no news is good news

Ivy + Bean : No News is Good News (book8) by Annie Barrows w/ Illus. by Sophie Blackall Chronicle Books, 2011 Hardcover,127. Juvenile Fiction, Ages 6-10. Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it s for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for you serving size.Continue reading “ivy+bean: no news is good news”