What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Karen Klassen

h1 March 11th, 2016 by jules


Today over at Kirkus, I write about the new poetry collection from Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about a new series of books (Owlkids) from author Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Karen Klassen. You Are One will be on shelves this month; You are Two comes in the Fall; and You Are Three will publish next year. Today, I’ve got some of Klassen’s art from the first two books.

I’ll close with Klassen’s lovely self-portrait and a portrait of O’Leary she did.



From You Are One:


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“You can nod your head for yes, and shake your head for no, now that you are one. And you are very, very good at the game of peek-a-boo.”
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“You know your name now. And you have your own names for us.
You sometimes talk in sentences, but not always in words.”

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“You are one. So much can change in just a year.
But what will never, ever change is our love for you.”

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From You Are Two
(publishing in the Fall):


“From the day you were born, we chose your clothes for you.
But now you have your own ideas about what looks best.”

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“Now that you are two, you sit right up at the table.
You can use your own spoon. To eat with and to call for more.”

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Cover for You Are Three
(publishing in 2017):



(O’Leary and Klassen):



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All images are used by permission of Owlkids Books.

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

  1. What beautiful little books!

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