Some Art That Fell Through the Cracks,
Featuring Martin Brown, Kaya Doi, & Alessandro Sanna

h1 January 17th, 2017 by jules


— Some acorn coffee from Kaya Doi’s Chirri & Chirra


 


— A dusky dolphin says hello to a southern right whale dolphin in
Martin Brown’s
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of


 


— From Alessandro Sanna’s Pinocchio: The Origin Story


 

That post title was going to be “Some Art That Fell Through the Cracks of the Holidays,” but something about that sounds a bit obscene.

About four weeks ago, I guess it was, I wrote here over at Kirkus about My Children’s Book Ghost File, or a handful of books I wish I had written about last year during their time of publication. Better late than never, right?

I always like to follow up my Kirkus columns here at 7-Imp with art from the books I write about over there. That’s on account of me being a big picture book and illustration fan. And Kirkus likes me to wait about a week to do that, which is why I all the time have posts with names like “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring So-and-So.” (Not very creative, but hey, sometimes direct titles are best.)

But the holidays got busy, and the art from the books in my Children’s Book Ghost File column never got posted. I’m going to fix that today. I’ve got art here this morning from three of those books. Just three, because The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Ghost are novels — and illustration-less. Sadly, I don’t have art from David Barrow’s Have You Seen Elephant? And I’ll have art and process images (!) from Barbara McClintock’s Lost and Found: Adèle and Simon in China a bit later here at 7-Imp.

This leaves Alessandro Sanna’s Pinocchio: The Origin Story (Enchanted Lion, August 2016), Martin Brown’s Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of (David Fickling Books, December 2016), and Kaya Doi’s Chirri & Chirra (Enchanted Lion, September 2016). I’ve got a bit of art from each today. As a reminder, if you want to read about them, that’s here.

Enjoy the art!

 

From Alessandro Sanna’s
Pinocchio: The Origin Story


 


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From Martin Brown’s
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of


 


“So how come all we ever see are those other big-ish bovines? Boring. …”
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“There are all kinds of dolphins in the world’s rivers and seas —
dolphins for every occasion. …”

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From Kaya Doi’s
Chirri & Chirra


 



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“Dring-dring, dring-dring! Chirri and Chirra pedal along in the forest.
The sun begins to set.”

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CHIRRI & CHIRRA. Text and illustrations copyright © 2003 by Kaya Doi. Copyright © 2016 by Yuki Kaneko for the English-language translation. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Enchanted Lion Books, Brooklyn.

Interior illustrations from Lesser Spotted Animals © 2017 by Martin Brown. Used with permission from David Fickling Books/Scholastic.

PINOCCHIO: THE ORIGIN STORY. Text and illustrations copyright © 2016 by Alessandro Sanna. Copyright © 2016 by Enchanted Lion for the English-language translation. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Enchanted Lion Books, Brooklyn.

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