What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Emma Chichester Clark, Yann Kebbi,
Sangmi Ko, Rebecca Malone, Øyvind Torseter,
and Anton Van Hertbruggen

h1 October 30th, 2015 by jules


— From The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have
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“Noah gently stroked his dog’s tummy. ‘Good boy,’ he whispered. …”
— From
Why Dogs Have Wet Noses
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— “Soon Mini’s dog had attracted quite a crowd. …”
From
A Dog Wearing Shoes
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— From Goodnight, Good Dog


 


— From Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York
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“‘PLUM!’ shouted Emma. ‘VERY BAD GIRL!’ she said.”
— From
Love Is My Favorite Thing
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This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got two brand-new picture books, one which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2015 on Wednesday.

That is here.

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Last week I wrote here about the dog days of … well, Autumn. Here today at 7-Imp I have some illustrations from each book. There’s lots more art below.

Enjoy!


 

From Edward van de Vendel’s
The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have,
illustrated by Anton Van Hertbruggen (Eerdmans, October 2015):


 


“Yes. He had that dog. Even though he didn’t have it.”
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“The dog that Nino didn’t have liked tears.
It loved the taste of salty water.”

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“No. Mom didn’t see the dog that Nino didn’t have. No one else saw the dog. Only Nino. But sometimes the dog acted so crazy and dumb that people started to notice.”
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“The dog that Nino has now doesn’t know who Dad is. How could it know? Dad is so far away. Or just on the phone. But that’s okay. This dog might not know so much about Dad and the phone. And it might not like salty water. …”
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From Kenneth Steven’s
Why Dogs Have Wet Noses,
illustrated by Øyvind Torseter
(Enchanted Lion, July 2015):


 


“Last of all, a dog padded on board. He was such a funny mixture that it was hard to tell what exactly he was, but there could be no doubt about his dog’s nose,
which was soft and black.”

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“The monkeys shrieked, the donkeys brayed, the mice clapped their little paws,
and Noah and his wife danced for joy. The Ark had been saved!”

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From Mary Lyn Ray’s Goodnight, Good Dog,
illustrated by Rebecca Malone
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2015):


 


“He remembers words he knows—like come and good dog and goodnight.”
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“Children sleep.”
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“So the dog makes himself snug and says to himself,
Goodnight, good dog.”
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From Sangmi Ko’s A Dog Wearing Shoes
(Schwartz & Wade, September 2015):


 


— “At home, Mini wanted to keep playing.
The dog wasn’t in the mood.”

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— “‘Maybe he just needs a walk,’ said Mini quickly. ‘Let’s go!'”
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— “Mini and her mother bought a dog collar and leash
and went straight to the park.”

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From Yann Kebbi’s
Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York
(Enchanted Lion, June 2015):


 


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From Emma Chichester Clark’s
Love Is My Favorite Thing
(Nancy Paulsen Books, November 2015):


 


“I love the park and my friends. I love the grass and the trees. I love it when Emma says ‘Good girl, Plummie!’ when I do a poo, as if it’s so, so clever. I know it means
she loves me, and LOVE is my favorite thing.”

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” … until Emma arrived. ‘BAD GIRL!’ she shouted. And I knew I’d made a BIG mistake. She marched me home. Sam and Gracie heard what I’d done. ‘Oh, Plum!’ said Gracie. ‘Oh, Plum!’ said Sam. Will they still love me?”
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AMERICANINE: A HAUTE DOG IN NEW YORK. Copyright © Éditions Michel Lagarde, 2012. First published in 2015 by Enchanted Lion Books, Brooklyn. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

THE DOG THAT NINO DIDN’T HAVE. Text copyright © 2013 Edward van de Vendel. Illustrations © 2013 Anton Van Hertbruggen. First published in the United States in 2015 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

A DOG WEARING SHOES. Copyright © 2015 by Sangmi Ko. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, New York.

GOODNIGHT, GOOD DOG. Text copyright © 2015 by Mary Lyn Ray. Illustrations © 2015 by Rebecca Malone. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston.

LOVE IS MY FAVORITE THING. Copyright © 2015 by Emma Chichester Clark. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, New York.

WHY DOGS HAVE WET NOSES. Copyright © Det Norske Samlaget, 2012. First published in 2015 by Enchanted Lion Books. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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Emma Chichester Clark, Yann Kebbi,
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and Anton Van Hertbruggen”

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