Lane Smith’s There Is a Tribe of Kids

h1 May 4th, 2016 by jules



 

One of my favorite picture books of 2016 thus far is Lane Smith’s There Is a Tribe of Kids (Roaring Brook, May 2016). I’ve got a review of it over at BookPage. That is here.

Today, Lane shares some early studies and sketches, as well as some final art from the book.

Enjoy!



 

Early Studies, Sketches,
and Dummy Images:


 


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Final Art:


 


“There was a SMACK of JELLYFISH.”
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“There was an UNKINDNESS of RAVENS.”
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“There was a FORMATION of ROCKS.”
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“There was a PILE of RUBBLE.
There was a GROWTH of PLANTS.”

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“There was a PARADE of ELEPHANTS.”
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“There was an ARMY of CATERPILLARS.
There was a FLIGHT of BUTTERFLIES.”

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“There was an OCEAN of BLUE.”
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THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS. Copyright © 2016 by Lane Smith. Published by Roaring Brook Press, New York. All images here reproduced by permission of Lane Smith.

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3 comments to “Lane Smith’s There Is a Tribe of Kids

  1. Oh, I love, love, LOVE books like this that are a naming of groups. It’s so cool to see the various ways people see those groups — I like the focus here that kids are a tribe! Very Lost Boys.


  2. Very excited for this one!! Thanks, Jules!


  3. Stunning! Thank you for this gorgeous post!


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