What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Steve Jenkins, Rick Lieder, and Emmanuelle Walker

h1 June 5th, 2015 by jules


— From Helen Frost’s Sweep Up the Sun,
illustrated by Rick Lieder

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“Cherries, berries. / Pluck and feed. / Leaving a dropping / full of seed.”
— From April Pulley Sayre’s
Woodpecker Wham!,
illustrated by Steve Jenkins

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“C is for cranes, both whooping and crowned.
C is for cockatoos, crests abound.”
— From Jean Roussen’s
Beautiful Birds,
illustrated by Emmanuelle Walker

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This morning over at Kirkus, I write about Douglas Florian’s How to Draw a Dragon. That link is here.

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I am following up today here at 7-Imp with art from three books I wrote about here last week — Jean Roussen’s Beautiful Birds, illustrated by Emmanuelle Walker (Flying Eye Books, March 2015); Helen Frost’s Sweep Up the Sun, illustrated by Rick Lieder (Candlewick, March 2015); and April Pulley Sayre’s Woodpecker Wham!, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Henry Holt, May 2015).

Enjoy the art.

Please note: The text in some of the Woodpecker Wham! spreads below differs from what was printed in the final book. My image captions show the final text.



 

Art from Helen Frost’s
Sweep Up the Sun,
illustrated by Rick Lieder:


 



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Art from April Pulley Sayre’s
Woodpecker Wham!,
illustrated by Steve Jenkins:


 


“Instant message. / Tap-one, two! / BONK-BONK-BONK. / Now back to you!”
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“Early insects / click and crawl. / Flick and flake / to find them all.”
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“Spring sap rises. / Who will drill? / Sapsucker, sapsucker, / sticky bill!”
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“Fan those feathers. / Shower clean. / Sunbathe dry. / Then oil and preen!”
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“Fledglings fly. Oops! / Fledglings flop. / Chase and feed. / When will it stop?”
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Art from Jean Roussen’s
Beautiful Birds,
illustrated by Emmanuelle Walker:


 


“E is for egret: its yellow eyes that pierce
and E is for eagle, majestic but fierce.”

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“M is for macaw, rainbows that ruffle
and mandarin ducks, the oddest of couples.”

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“P is for paradise and all of its birds,
P is for peacock, it’s the proudest, I’ve heard…”

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BEAUTIFUL BIRDS © Flying Eye Books, 2015. Text © Jean Roussen, 2015. Illustrations © Emmanuelle Walker, 2015. Images reproduced by permission of Flying Eye Books, London and New York.

SWEEP UP THE SUN. Text copyright © 2015 by Helen Frost. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Rick Lieder. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

WOODPECKER WHAM! Text copyright © 2015 by April Pulley Sayre. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Steve Jenkins. Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York. Illustrations reproduced by permission of Steve Jenkins.

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