What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Jayme McGowan, Victoria Turnbull, & Phoebe Wahl

h1 August 28th, 2015 by jules


“Where I lead, Oscar follows.”
— From Victoria Turnbull’s
The Sea Tiger
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“‘Shhh,’ said Sonya’s papa. ‘What might seem unfair to you
might make sense to a fox.’ And he told her a story. …”
— From Phoebe Wahl’s
Sonya’s Chickens
(Click to enlarge)


 


— From Jayme McGowna’s One Bear Extraordinaire


 

This morning over at Kirkus, I peek at some Fall 2015 picture book releases and how in many of them, you’ll be greeting old friends. That link is here.

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Last week I wrote here about the picture books of three newcomers, so I’ve got art (and, in some cases, preliminary images) from each book today. Those books are Jayme McGowan’s One Bear Extraordinaire (Abrams, September 2015), Victoria Turnbull’s The Sea Tiger (Candlewick, October 2015), and Phoebe Wahl’s Sonya’s Chickens (Tundra, August 2015).

Enjoy the art!



 

From The Sea Tiger:


 


“We go to extraordinary places.”
[Text here is different from the way it appears in the final copy.]

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From Sonya’s Chickens:


 




(Click each early sketch to enlarge)


 


Final art: “The floor of the coop was frosted with feathers, and Sonya cried out as she counted not three, but two frightened chickens cowering in the rafters above. The third was nowhere to be seen. Sonya burst into tears. Before she knew it,
strong arms scooped her up and she cried into her papa’s beard.”

(Click to enlarge)


 



 

From One Bear Extraordinaire:


 


Bear sketch


 





 


Campfire sketch
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Final art
(Click either image to see spread in its entirety)


 



Final art
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Final art
(Click either image to see spread in its entirety)


 


Final art: “‘We’ve got ourselves a singer!’ Bear said. …”
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ONE BEAR EXTRAORDINAIRE. Copyright © 2015 by Jayme McGowan. Published by Abrams, New York. All images reproduced by permission of Jayme McGowan.

THE SEA TIGER. Copyright © 2014 by Victoria Turnbull. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

SONYA’S CHICKENS. Copyright © 2015 by Phoebe Wahl. Published by Tundra Books, a division of Penguin Random House, New York. All images reproduced by permission of Phoebe Wahl.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Jayme McGowan, Victoria Turnbull, & Phoebe Wahl”

  1. Ooh, the colors and textures of the art in SONYA’S CHICKENS I already loved, but the introduction to THE SEA TIGER and ONE BEAR EXTRAORDINAIRE make me really happy. I now want to make paper dolls…


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