What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Silvia Borando and Ingrid Fiksdahl King

h1 June 17th, 2016 by jules


“a jump rope held tight … the trunk of a very young tree
or the stem of a flower?
THERE ARE A HUNDRED THINGS YOU COULD MAKE OF ME”
— From Ann Rand’s and Ingrid Fiksdahl King’s
What Can I Be?
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This morning over at Kirkus, I write about Adam Rex’s newest picture book, School’s First Day of School (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press, June 2016), illustrated by Christian Robinson. So good, this one. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Silvia Borando’s Near, Far (Candlewick, June 2016) and Ann Rand’s What Can I Be? (Princeton Architectural Press, May 2016), illustrated by Ingrid Fiksdahl King. Today, I’ve got a bit of art from each book here at 7-Imp.

Enjoy!



 

From Near, Far:


 


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From What Can I Be?


 


“I’M ROUND I’M RED
WHAT CAN I BE?”

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“an apple that’s ready to eat
or a lollipop”

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“or the sun before it sets behind a high hilltop?
I’M ROUND I’M RED WHAT CAN YOU MAKE OF ME?”

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“I’M THIN
OR THICK”

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“BUT ALWAYS STRAIGHT AS A STICK WHAT MIGHT I BE?
the mast of a ship”

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“I’M BLUE I’M SQUARE
What is there that you can make of me?”

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“a little door for a cat or a dog?”
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“the top of a box?
or window panes that look onto the sky?
NOW YOU TRY … WHAT ELSE CAN I BE?”

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NEAR, FAR. Copyright © 2013 by minibombo. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

WHAT CAN I BE? Copyright © 2016 Ann Rand Ozbekhan. Illustrations © 2016 Ingrid Fiksdahl King. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Princeton Architectural Press, New York.

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