What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Marie-Louise Gay, Peter McCarty, & Viviane Schwarz

h1 March 25th, 2016 by jules


“‘Let’s find gold,’ said Anna.
‘That would be dangerous and difficult,’ said Crocodile.
‘Good!’ said Anna. ‘Let’s go!'”
— From
How to Find Gold


 


“This is Badger. And this is Tiger.
They really are best friends.”
— From
Tiger and Badger
(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“They know their A-B-Cs and 1-2-3s. . . .”
— From
Bunny Dreams
(Click to enlarge spread)


 

Today at Kirkus, I’ve got some thoughts on Jo Ellen Bogart’s beautiful The White Cat and the Monk (Groundwood, March 2016), illustrated by Sydney Smith. That is here today.

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Last week, I wrote here about three picture books — Viviane Schwarz’s How to Find Gold (Candlewick, March 2016); Emily Jenkins’ Tiger and Badger, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay (Candlewick, February 2016); and Peter McCarty’s Bunny Dreams (Henry Holt, January 2016). Below is a bit more art from each one.

(Sorry about the gutter lines in the McCarty art. Just pretend it’s not there!)

Enjoy!



 

From Viviane Schwarz’s
How to Find Gold:


 


“‘Wow,’ said Anna. ‘Is it really like that?’ ‘Yes,’ said Crocodile. Anna got the boat.
‘Let’s find the things on your drawing,’ she said, ‘and then dive for gold.'”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 



 

From Peter McCarty’s
Bunny Dreams:


 


“Where do bunnies go when they dream?”
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“He will see something shining and round, something magical!
Is it another Bunny Dream?”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 



 

From Emily Jenkins’
Tiger and Badger,
illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay:


 


“‘You’re mean,’ says Tiger. ‘You ate the whole thing.’
No,
you’re mean,’ says Badger. ‘You threw Bad Monkey up high.’
No,
you’re mean,’ says Tiger. ‘You made me throw Bad Monkey. …”
(Click to enlarge spread)


 



 

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BUNNY DREAMS. Copyright © 2016 by Peter McCarty. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Henry Holt, New York.

HOW TO FIND GOLD. Copyright © 2016 by Viviane Schwarz. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

TIGER AND BADGER. Text copyright © 2016 by Emily Jenkins. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Marie-Louise Gay. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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