What I’m Up To at Kirkus Today,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Daniel Nevins and Marije Tolman

h1 October 11th, 2013 by jules


“And Jacob said to Rebekah, his mother, ‘But Esau is a hairy man and I am a smooth man. If my father touches me, he will think me a thief and I will bring upon myself his curse and not his blessing.’ His mother said, ‘Your curse, my son, will be upon me. Now, listen and go; bring them to me.'”
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“Flamingoes obtain their color from the shrimp and algae they eat.”
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Today at Kirkus, I write about Amy Schwartz’s newest picture book, Dee Dee and Me. Regular 7-Imp-goers will know I really like Amy’s picture books, and with this new one she, once again, doesn’t disappoint. That link is here.

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Last week at Kirkus, I chatted here with Asheville artist Daniel Nevins about creating the artwork for Amy Ehrlich’s With a Mighty Hand (Candlewick, August 2013). Today, I’ve got a little bit of art from the book, including the image at the very top of this post.

And I also wrote here about Jumping Penguins, an international import written by Jesse Goossens and illustrated by Marije Tolman. Featured here today is some art from that book, too. (Please note that some of the spreads featured here from this book are different from the English-language version — both art, in some instances, and text. The cover is also slightly different.)



 

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“And Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Take the blasphemer out beyond the camp, and let those who heard his curse lay their hands on his head, and the community shall stone him. For blaspheming Yahweh’s name, he shall be put to death.'”
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“Marabou storks look for grass fires. They grab the fleeing animals.”
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“Polar bears are left-handed, as are most famous artists.”
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“A blue whale can weigh as much as thirty elephants.”
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“Even a blind chameleon will take on the colors of its environment.”
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“Female lions do over 90 percent of the hunting.
Male lions sleep up to 20 hours a day.”

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“Tigers love to swim. Some even swim over 15 miles in a single outing.”
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WITH A MIGHTY HAND. Text copyright © 2013 by Amy Ehrlich. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Daniel Nevins. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

JUMPING PENGUINS. Text copyright © 2013 Jesse Goossens. Illustration copyright © 2013 Marije Tolman. Published by Lemniscaat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Spreads used with permission of the publisher.





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