What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Bénédicte Guettier,
Patrick McDonnell, Daniel Salmieri, and Charlotte Voake

h1 May 22nd, 2015 by jules


— From Meet the Dullards
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— From The Skunk


 


“Unfortunately, an octopus is not a very suitable pet.
You should see the mess he makes in the bathroom!”
— From
Melissa’s Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets
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— From I am the Wolf … And Here I Come!


 

Today over at Kirkus, I write about the neatest picture book award you’ve never heard of, the Bull-Bransom Award from the National Museum of Wildlife Art. That link is here.

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Last week I wrote (here) about four new picture books — Sara Pennypacker’s Meet the Dullards, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri (Balzer & Bray, March 2015); Mac Barnett’s The Skunk, illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (Roaring Brook, April 2015); Charlotte Voake’s Melissa’s Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets (Candlewick, April 2015); and Bénédicte Guettier’s I am the Wolf … And Here I Come! (Gecko Press, January 2015). Today, I follow up with art from each book. (Note: Sorry about the lines in the art from Guettier. Those lines indicate the gutter of the book.)

Enjoy the art …



 

Art from Sara Pennypacker’s
Meet the Dullards,
illustrated by Daniel Salmieri:


 


“After they finished painting the room, Mr. and Mrs. Dullard tried not to look at the walls. But it was no use—they were completely mesmerized.
All day long, the Dullards watched the paint dry.”

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“That night, Mr. and Mrs. Dullard fell asleep right away,
secure in the knowledge that their children were perfect bores.”

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Art from Charlotte Voake’s Melissa’s Octopus
and Other Unsuitable Pets
:


 


“Sometimes he’s upstairs …
and he ends up downstairs by mistake.”

(Click to enlarge)


 



 

Art from Mac Barnett’s The Skunk,
illustrated by Patrick McDonnell:


 



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Art from Bénédicte Guettier’s I am the Wolf …
And Here I Come!


 




 

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I AM THE WOLF … AND HERE I COME! First American Edition published in 2015 by Gecko Press USA. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

MEET THE DULLARDS. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Daniel Salmieri. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, New York.

MELISSA’S OCTOPUS AND OTHER UNSUITABLE PETS. Copyright © 2014 by Charlotte Voake. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

THE SKUNK. Copyright © 2015 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Patrick McDonnell. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Roaring Brook Press, New York.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Bénédicte Guettier,
Patrick McDonnell, Daniel Salmieri, and Charlotte Voake”

  1. […] not to mention this year’s Meet The Dullards, written by Sara Pennypacker (with art by Daniel here at 7-Imp). I also failed to ask them what their fascination with sauces is (salsa, Robo-Sauce), so […]


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