What I’m Up To at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Helen Oxenbury

h1 September 13th, 2013 by jules

“Grampa stepped onto the platform. He waved and waved. His cap was green.”
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“Charley barked at the train for a while, and when it was gone, he held his head tall, which is code for Follw me, gentlemen! I know the way home!”
(Click to enlarge spread slightly)

I was feeling too restless this week and didn’t want to write about just one picture book over at Kirkus, so this morning I write about a series of Fall 2013 Picture Book Surprises. That link is here.

(Next week, I’ll have art here at 7-Imp from each and every book mentioned in that column. Calling all illustration-lovers: It’ll be art-tastic, you guys.)

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Last week, I chatted here with author Amy Hest, whose most recent release is When Charley Met Grampa (Candlewick, September 2013), illustrated by the great Helen Oxenbury. Above are some spreads from this one, and below is the cover. (This book is a follow-up to last year’s Charley’s First Night, featured here at 7-Imp, if you want to see more art from Oxenbury.)

Until Sunday …

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WHEN CHARLEY MET GRAMPA. Copyright © 2013 by Amy Hest. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Helen Oxenbury. Spreads reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

One comment to “What I’m Up To at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Helen Oxenbury”

  1. Absolutely charming, of course.

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