What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Eliza Wheeler

h1 February 26th, 2016 by jules

“You wanna see my tattoos?
Why, little man, you always want to see my tattoos. Here we go then.”

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Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got a wonderful, new picture book, a superb blend of nonfiction and poetry. That will be here soon.

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Last week, I wrote here about Alison McGhee’s Tell Me a Tattoo Story (Chronicle, April 2016), illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. Today I have some art from the book, as well as some preliminary images from Eliza.



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Final art: “This one, well, this one’s from my favorite book
that my mom used to read to me. …”

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Final art: “This one? This one says ‘Be kind.’
That’s something my dad used to tell me. …”

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TELL ME A TATTOO STORY. Copyright © 2016 by Alison McGhee. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Eliza Wheeler. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco. Preliminary images used by permission of Eliza Wheeler.

6 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Eliza Wheeler”

  1. I love these Fridays posts with artwork from a book featured the previous week Jules. These are like sunshine for the soul.

  2. Oh, thanks, Margie! I have to wait a week, by Kirkus rules (which I understand), and I always like to do it, because I can’t talk about picture books without showing the art, right? RIGHT!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my artwork for TATTOO STORY! I know both Alison and I are so honored to hear your sweet words about this book.

  4. Ah, how I love Eliza’s art!!! I can’t wait to see the book!!

  5. wonderful post.

    Love her work.

  6. Always love Eliza’s beautiful work! Great idea for a book. Wish I had thought of it. 🙂

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