What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Alexis Dormal and S. D. Schindler

h1 May 9th, 2014 by jules




 

This morning over at Kirkus, I write about Chris Raschka’s new picture book biography, The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening (Candlewick, May 2014). That link is here.

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Last week, I wrote (here) about two new picture books that make me laugh (with them, not at them) — Katy Beebe’s Brother Hugo and the Bear, illustrated by S. D. Schindler, and Dominique Roques’ Sleep Tight, Anna Banana!, illustrated by Alexis Dormal (originally published in 2012 as Ana Ana Douce Nuit).

Below is some art from each book.

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BROTHER HUGO AND THE BEAR. Copyright © 2014 by Katy Beebe. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by S. D. Schindler. Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Illustrations used here by permission of the publisher.

SLEEP TIGHT, ANNA BANANA! Copyright © 2012 by Alexis Dormal and Dominique Roques. English translation copyright © 2014 by First Second. Published by First Second, New York. Illustrations used here by permission of the publisher.





5 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Alexis Dormal and S. D. Schindler”

  1. I ♥ Eerdman’s SO MUCH. Who else is going to come up with a picture book about a monk and a bear??? Seriously. And it’s BEAUTIFUL.


  2. Tanita: YES.


  3. Oh what a treat to discover Katy Beebe! Such a great peek from you Julie at this wonderful book. The whole idea of a children’s picture book inspired by an actual medieval letter is enchanting. Thank you for the link to Katy’s website, where I loved reading about her time in Oxford, her book nerd family, and her life of study and books – all leading to her beautifully illustrated (oh those illuminated letters and the language: “smote a great smiting”) book. Hooray for Katy and thank you Julie! I am always scribbling on my book list after reading your posts Julie – today no exception!


  4. And my comment left out my very real appreciation and admiration for the illustrations of S.D. Schindler in the story of Brother Hugo! Please consider this to remedy my oversight! I just loved the drawings.


  5. It’s been AGES since I’ve been able to keep up with so many blogs I follow and I miss it! I’m so glad I took the time to pop in today ’cause I LOVE the looks of the “Anna Banana” book. Looking for it! :D Thank you!


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