Earth Day, Every Day: Art from
Gerald Kelley, Kenard Pak, and Katherine Tillotson

h1 May 18th, 2017 by jules

— From Kyo Maclear’s The Fog,
illustrated by Kenard Pak


— From Richard Jackson’s All Ears, All Eyes,
illustrated by Katherine Tillotson

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— From Gerald Kelley’s Please Please the Bees


Last week over at Kirkus (here), I wrote about Gerald Kelley’s Please Please the Bees (Albert Whitman & Company, April 2017); Kyo Maclear’s The Fog (Tundra, May 2017), illustrated by Kenard Pak; and Richard Jackson’s All Ears, All Eyes (Caitlyn Dlouhy/Atheneum, March 2017), illustrated by Katherine Tillotson.

Today, I’m following up with some spreads from each book. While I like all of these books, my favorite of the lot is Jackson’s and Tillotson’s book, which is simply gorgeous (a word I try not to overuse). I’m saving it for last in this post. I hope you enjoy those spreads as much as I do, and indeed, I hope you enjoy all of the art here today.


From Please Please the Bees:


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“There was no more honey. The bees had gone on strike!”
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From The Fog:


“Most of the birds living on the island paid little attention to these visitors.
But there was one bird, a small yellow warbler, who did pay attention.”

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“With each one, the fog began to lift a little. And the wind began to blow again
until the world grew a little less ghostly and it became easier to notice things.”

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From All Ears, All Eyes:


“Raccoon at sundown, romping / Another, her brother, he’s chomping”
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“What scoots between roots? / All ears, a bat flies, wings whirring”
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“as light falls and night rises. / Flying squirrels . . . / could be boys / could be girls / What surprises? What sings?”
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“Crick-crick-crickets / chirring / in the thick-thick-thickets / Whoo-whoo”
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ALL EARS, ALL EYES. Copyright © 2017 by Richard Jackson. Illustrations © 2017 by Katherine Tillotson. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Caitlyn Dlouhy/Atheneum, New York.

THE FOG. Text copyright © 2017 by Kyo Maclear. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Kenard Pak. Published by Tundra Books, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Illustrations reproduced by arrangement with the publisher. All rights reserved.

PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES. Copyright © 2017 by Gerald Kelley. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago.

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