What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Mary GrandPré, Patrick McDonnell, and Greg Pizzoli

h1 May 26th, 2017 by jules


 


— From Patrick McDonnell’s
The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned his ABC’s (the Hard Way)
(Click to enlarge spread)


 


— From Barb Rosenstock’s
Vincent Can’t Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky,
illustrated by Mary GrandPré

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— From Mac Barnett’s I Love You Like a Pig, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli


 

Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got colors on the mind.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about three picture books that won’t be on shelves till the Fall, but I like them so much that I couldn’t help myself. Today I’m following up with some art from those books, so you’ll see illustrations here from Patrick McDonnell’s The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned his ABC’s (the Hard Way) (Little, Brown, September 2017); Barb Rosenstock’s Vincent Can’t Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky (Knopf, October 2017), illustrated by Mary GrandPré; and Mac Barnett’s I Love You Like a Pig (Balzer + Bray, September 2017), illustrated by Greg Pizzoli. Greg also shares some preliminary images below.

Enjoy!



 

From The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away
and Learned his ABC’s (the Hard Way)
:


 


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From Vincent Can’t Sleep:
Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky
:


 


“… He runs into the soothing darkness and
is brought back to the harsh light over and over again.”

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From I Love You Like a Pig
(Early Roughs, Sketches, Etc.):


 



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Greg: “[This is] a list I made, while generating ideas for
what images would be best for each line of Mac’s text.”

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Some Final Art from
I Love You Like a Pig:


 



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“I’m lucky like a window.”


 



 

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I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG. Copyright © 2017 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations © 2017 by Greg Pizzoli. Published by Balzer + Bray, New York. All images reproduced by permission of Greg Pizzoli.

THE LITTLE RED CAT WHO RAN AWAY AND LEARNED HIS ABC’S (THE HARD WAY). Copyright © 2017 by Patrick McDonnell. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Little, Brown, New York.

VINCENT CAN’T SLEEP: VAN GOGH PAINTS THE NIGHT SKY. Copyright © 2017 by Barb Rosenstock. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Mary GrandPré and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Knopf, New York.

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