Hello, dear Imps.
I’m busy this week working on my part of this presentation, which will be in Knoxville this Friday. I will be speaking in the morning to a group of librarians and teachers about picture books, my favorite titles thus far in 2012. I love doing this every summer. In point of fact, I love it as much as Snoopy loves root beer:
… and that’s ’cause how often does one get asked to talk about picture books for nearly two hours? Not often, so I look forward to this every year.
And the image opening this post? Well, speaking of 2012 picture books, that spread is from one with which I am deeply smitten, Matthew Cordell’s hello! hello! To be clear, this one is not out yet—it’ll be released by Hyperion in October—so this is essentially a sneak-peek image. In fact, that spread from the book is what Publishers Weekly in their starred review referred to as “a glorious image of liberation.” Indeed. This book has such a beautiful rhythm and pacing to it, but then more on that later, as I hope to post about it when it’s released. (Anyone remember in January, when Matt visited for a breakfast interview, that he actually shared this same image, as well as a few others from the book?) In the meantime, here’s the cover:
Back to my stack of 2012 picture books. I’ll be back on Thursday. Promise. Until then…
Spread from HELLO! HELLO! is copyright © 2012 by Matthew Cordell and used with his permission.