What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Raúl Colón, Eva Eriksson,
Rudy Gutierrez, and Dave McKean

h1 June 20th, 2014 by jules

Illustration from Bo R. Holmberg’s A Day with Dad (2008),
illustrated Eva Eriksson


This week over at Kirkus, I’ve got a pack of dogs — Mogie, Mister Bud, Zorro, and Gaston, as well a cat and dog showdown from Chris Gall. That link is here.

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Last week (here), I rounded up a few good Father’s Day picture books (both old and new), so today I follow up with a bit of art from each.



From Arthur Dorros’ Papá and Me
(Rayo/HarperCollins, 2008),
illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
(paperback reprint out this year):


“‘Agua Man.’ ‘Water Man’ he calls me.
Water here, water everywhere. Papá swings me over.”

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From Arthur Dorros’ Abuelo (Harper, April 2014), illustrated by Raúl Colón:


“We would ride into the clouds, with the sky, ‘el cielo,’ wrapped around us.”
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From Neil Gaiman’s
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
(HarperCollins, 1997),
illustrated by Dave McKean:


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From Bo R. Holmberg’s A Day with Dad
(Candlewick, 2008),
illustrated by Eva Eriksson:


“The train pulls into the station and comes to a stop. Then it sighs, as if it’s tired from the long journey. Then the door sighs open, too. And there is Dad! As Mom says, ‘Good-bye,’ Dad gives Tim a hug and lifts him into the air. ‘Hello, Tim!’ he says.
‘What should we do today?'”

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“Tim and Dad find seats near the middle—Tim always likes to sit in the middle. As they watch the movie, sometimes Dad laughs. He has a funny laugh. When Tim hears Dad laugh, it makes him laugh, too. When the lights come on, Dad says, ‘Time for pizza!'”
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A DAY WITH DAD. Text copyright © 2008 by Bo R. Holmberg. Illustrations copyright © 2008 by Eva Eriksson. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

PAPA AND ME. Text copyright © 2008 by Arthur Dorros. Illustrations copyright © 2008 by Rudy Gutierrez. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, HarperCollins, New York. Paperback reprint is copyright © 2014.

ABUELO. Text copyright © 2014 by Arthur Dorros. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Raúl Colón. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, HarperCollins, New York.

THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH. Text copyright © 1997 by Neil Gaiman. Illustrations copyright © 1997 by Dave McKean. Published by HarperCollins, New York. The illustration from this book is re-posted here from this 2009 7-Imp interview with Dave McKean.

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