What I’m Up To at Kirkus Today,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Nancy Carpenter

h1 October 25th, 2013 by jules

“On sunny days he lay back in it, closed his eyes,
and listened to the lake water whispering its secrets.”

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Have you seen Jonathan Bean’s newest picture book, Big Snow? My, it’s good. This morning over at Kirkus, I write about it. That link is here.

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Last week, I weighed in on Eve Bunting’s newest picture book, Big Bear’s Big Boat, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. That link is here.

Below is some more art from that book.


“He worked hard, and soon his big boat was finished.
‘You are just what I dreamed you would be,’ he told it fondly.”

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“So he made a cabin and perched it on his big boat. Then he stepped back and looked. ‘Oh,’ he said. ‘What an ugly big boat I’ve made. The mast leans over,
the deck slants, and the cabin is higgledy-piggledy.”

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BIG BEAR’S BIG BOAT. Copyright © 2013 by Eve Bunting. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Nancy Carpenter. Published by Clarion Books, Boston. Illustration reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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