What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Lizi Boyd and Barbara Lehman

h1 November 6th, 2015 by jules

Pictured top: One of Barbara Lehman’s early sketches from Alison Paul’s The Plan;
Bottom: Illustration from Lizi Boyd’s Big Bear Little Chair


Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got two new November’y picture books. That link is here.

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Last week I wrote here about Lizi Boyd’s Big Bear Little Chair (Chronicle, October 2015), as well as Alison Paul’s The Plan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2015), illustrated by Barbara Lehman. (Did you know Alison is an illustrator too? Here’s her site.)

I’ve got art from each book today, and Barbara also shares some early sketches from The Plan.



From The Plan:


Early preliminary images from Barbara Lehman,
including a picture of the model she made for the book’s plane

(Click each image to enlarge)


Final spreads from book
(Click each to enlarge)



From Big Bear Little Chair:


(Click each to enlarge)



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BIG BEAR LITTLE CHAIR. Copyright © 2015 by Lizi Boyd. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

THE PLAN. Copyright © 2015 by Alison Paul. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Barbara Lehman. Preliminary images reproduced by permission of Barbara Lehman. Final spreads reproduced by permission of the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston.

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