What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Vicky White

h1 January 6th, 2012 by jules


“Tigers are big and they’re beautiful and they’re fierce.
And all this makes life difficult for them these days…”

(Click image to see entire spread with text)

This week at Kirkus, I take a look at 2012 picture book titles I’m particularly eager to see. The link is here this morning.

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If you missed last week’s column, I wrote about Martin Jenkins’ Can We Save the Tiger? — illustrated by Vicky White and published by Candlewick in February of last year. Beautiful book in every way. That link is here, and above is a spread from the book.

Until next time …

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CAN WE SAVE THE TIGER?. Text copyright © 2011 by Martin Jenkins. Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Vicky White. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

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3 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Vicky White”

  1. Tigers are so amazing and beautiful. I was recently at the LA Zoo with my daugher and we saw 2 tiger cubs with their mom. They picked up pine cones and played with them and wrestled. It was great fun to watch them. I hope they grow up well and don’t mind being in the zoo too much.


  2. in this household, if we could, if we didn’t think it was cruel to the animal, we would have a tiger as a pet. best. cat. ever.

    been a while since i commented — i lurk a lot these days but i’m hoping to change that this year. and while i’m at it i’ve given you the versatile blogger award!

    http://fomagrams.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/i-won-a-major-award/

    okay, so it’s really sort of a pyramid meme, but if i had a real award to give you, i would. totally.

    and a happy new year to you and yours.


  3. I just read this book and it is just lovely pairing of word and text. I normally don’t go for books like these but the text is simple and not preachy, and garners your sympathy. The illustrations are gorgeous!


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