What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Helen Oxenbury

h1 April 28th, 2017 by jules

— From Timothy Knapman’s Time Now to Dream,
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury


Today over at Kirkus, I take a look at Emil Sher’s Away (Groundwood, April 2017), illustrated by Qin Leng. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Helen Oxenbury. I’m following up today with art from two of her newly-illustrated books — Julia Donaldson’s The Giant Jumperee (Dial, April 2017), which was a huge hit in a recent story time I did, and Timothy Knapman’s Time Now to Dream (Candlewick, March 2017).


From The Giant Jumperee:


“Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. ‘I’m the GIANT JUMPEREE and I’m scary as can be!'”
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“‘No, no! Don’t do that!’ said all the other animals.
‘He’s as scary as can be,’ said Rabbit. …”

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From Time Now to Dream:


“‘What’s that noise?’ said Jack.
‘It’s coming from the forest,’ said Alice. ‘Let’s go and see!’ …”

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“Big bad claws . . . snap-trap jaws . . . THE WICKED WOLF! …”
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THE GIANT JUMPEREE. Copyright © 2017 by Julia Donaldson. Illustrations © 2017 by Helen Oxenbury and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.

TIME NOW TO DREAM. Text copyright © 2016 by Timothy Knapman. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Helen Oxenbury and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

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