h1 May 8th, 2014 by jules

Mark Pett, that is.

I like saying “Pett.” I like to imagine that when Mark Pett walks into a bar, his friends yell, “PETT”, à la Norm Peterson.

Anyway. Last week at Kirkus, I wrote about Mark’s newest picture book, The Girl and the Bicycle (Simon & Schuster, April 2014). That is here.

I like to read reviews. I read one reviewer refer to the “Capra-esque” worlds of Pett’s books. I like that. Capra-esque could be entirely too much, depending on the illustrator, but Mark Pett does it just right.

Here are some more spreads from the book.


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THE GIRL AND THE BICYCLE. Copyright © 2014 by Mark Pett. Published by Simon & Schuster, New York. Illustrations used here by permission of the publisher.

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3 comments to “Pett.”

  1. Oh how I love this book, Jules. Will link your post to my review.

  2. Ni-i-i-i-i-i-i-ice…!

  3. […] has several posts featuring Pett: a visit focusing on The Boy and the Airplane, spreads from The Girl and the Bicycle, and spreads from Lizard in the […]

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