What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Keith Negley

h1 December 4th, 2015 by jules

“It’s not always easy being a tough guy …”
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Over at Kirkus this morning, I write about Politics & Prose’s Third Annual Picture Book Panel, which I moderated in early November, with Jason Chin, Jacqueline Woodson, Christopher Myers, John Parra, and Chris Soentpiet. The bookstore has posted a video link to the discussion, which is included in my write-up. I also include a link to the discussions, moderated by Leonard Marcus, from the last two years — for those of you who are really eager to hear picture book conversations.

All this is here at Kirkus today.

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I’ve got art today here at 7-Imp from Keith Negley’s Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too), published by Flying Eye Books in October, as a follow-up to my Q&A with Negley last week.


“You might not think it, but tough guys have feelings too.”
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“Even when they’re with their best friends …”
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“… or when they’re on top of the world …”
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“This can be very frustrating.”
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“… or brave they are.”
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“And it’s ok to show them …”
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TOUGH GUYS (HAVE FEELINGS TOO). Copyright © 2015 by Keith Negley. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Flying Eye Books, New York.

One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Keith Negley”

  1. That squirrel spread! I die! I am so stoked about this book.

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