What I’m Doing at Kirkus Tomorrow,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Michael Emberley

h1 April 12th, 2012 by jules

Tomorrow over at Kirkus, I’ll have some thoughts on A Hen for Izzy Pippik, written by Aubrey Davis and illustrated by Marie Lafrance. That link will be here in the morning.

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Last Friday, I weighed in on Mary Ann Hoberman’s Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart, illustrated by Michael Emberley. That column is here. Pictured above is Emberley’s illustration for Theodore Roethke’s “Dinky.” Below are some more spreads from the book.


“Nancy Hanks” by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét

“Mary Middling” by Rose Fyleman, “A Frog in a Well Explains the World”
by Alice Schertle, and “Bat Patrol” by Georgia Heard

(Click to enlarge spread and read poems)

If-ing” by Langston Hughes and “Things” by Eloise Greenfield
(Click to enlarge spread and read poems)

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FORGET-ME-NOTS: POEMS TO LEARN BY HEART. Copyright 2012 by Mary Ann Hoberman. Illustrations copyright 2012 by Michael Emberley. Spreads reproduced with permission of the publisher, Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown and Co., New York.

5 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus Tomorrow,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Michael Emberley”

  1. Ah, that Eloise Greenfield. Still got that one in my head from ages ago. Childhood? Don’t even know.

    The Packard is AWESOME. I want one JUST like that.

  2. SIlly me! I had this book in my stack at my favorite local bookstore the other day and my stack was so darn big that I put this one back. I can’t seem to get the girls hooked on poetry so I tend to prioritize other things. I think I am going to have to go back…

  3. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Izzy Pippik. I finally got to read it, and I loved it.

  4. Dinky is one my favorite poems and it’s in this book delightfully illustrated! So many people need to get to know Dinky, I always introduce them to it.

  5. Looks great! I’ve actually heard form one of the poets included. Fun. Some of them were really hard to illustrate as they were so conceptual. Like very one included here – Nancy Hanks. A dead mother talking to someone(?) from beyond the grave about her living son at various ages in his life… not so simple to visualize…….Thanks Jules!

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