What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Christian Robinson

h1 June 24th, 2016 by jules

“After lunch the kindergarten kids learned about shapes. ‘A rectangle has four sides,’ said the teacher. ‘One, two, three, four. And a square has four sides, too. In fact, a square is actually a special kind of rectangle!’
‘Wow,’ said the school. ‘I did
not know that.'”
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Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got Come Home, Angus and contemporary parenting on the mind. That link is here.

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Last week at Kirkus, I wrote here about Adam Rex’s School’s First Day of School (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, June 2016), illustrated by Christian Robinson. I’ve got some spreads from the book today.



“Then they came, the children did, and there were more of them
than the school could possibly have imagined.”

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SCHOOL’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Copyright © 2016 by Adam Rex. Illustrations © 2016 by Christian Robinson and reproduced here by permission of the publisher, Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, New York.

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2 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Christian Robinson”

  1. Christian Robinson is one of my all-time favorite illustrators & this book looks so cute!!

  2. I love Christian Robinson’s illustrations. I am a retired teacher and the concept for this book is adorable. I cannot wait to read it.

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