What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Kaya Doi, Emily Hughes, Tim Miller,
Kazue Takahashi, and Bethan Woollvin

h1 October 6th, 2017 by jules


— From Julie Falatko’s Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably),
illustrated by Tim Miller


 


“Dring-dring, dring-dring!
Chirri and Chirra have wonderful dreams that night.”
— From Kaya Doi’s
Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day
(Click to enlarge image)


 


— From Laurel Snyder’s Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy,
illustrated by Emily Hughes


 


— From Bethan Woollvin’s Rapunzel


 


“When it gets dark, Kuma-Kuma Chan listens to the … stars.”
— From Kazue Takahashi’s
Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels
(Click to see spread in its entirety)


 

Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got activism on the mind.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about the return this Fall of some beloved picture book characters. I’m following up today with some art from those books, which include Kazue Takahashi’s Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels (Museyon, October 2017); Laurel Snyder’s Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy (Chronicle, October 2017), illustrated by Emily Hughes; Bethan Woollvin’s Rapunzel (Peachtree, October 2017); Julie Falatko’s Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably) (Viking, October 2017), illustrated by Tim Miller; and Kaya Doi’s Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day (Enchanted Lion, October 2017).

Enjoy!

 

From Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels:


 


“He loves to travel.”
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“Sometimes he visits a tropical island and
takes a nap on the beach while listening to the waves.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“Sometimes Kuma-Kuma Chan gets upset and
rolls around on the ground.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“… where he dreams he was a fierce tiger.”
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From Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy:


 


“… He watched Charlie and Mouse draw. He read a book.
Then his nose began to snore.”

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From Rapunzel:


 


“Rapunzel lived all alone in a tall, dark tower.
She was trapped there by a witch, who visited every day.”

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“Every day, the witch brushed Rapunzel’s hair, swish, swish. …”
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From Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day:


 


“They come to a great hall.
Everyone is doing all kinds of things.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“Dring-dring, dring-dring!
They follow everyone into a passageway.”
(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“They dip their marbles into the hot water.
The ice on the buds melts and the flowers bloom.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“The water, now scented with flowers,
is just the right temperature.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“Dring-dring, dring-dring!
When they go outside, it has already stopped snowing.”
(Click to enlarge spread)


 



 

From Snappsy the Alligator
and His Best Friend Forever (Probably)
:


 


“Snappsy the alligator was the most interesting reptile in the whole world.”
(Click to enlarge spread)


 



 



 

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CHARLIE & MOUSE & GRUMPY. Text copyright © 2017 by Laurel Snyder. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Emily Hughes. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

CHIRRI & CHIRRA: THE SNOWY DAY. Text and illustrations copyright © 2010 by Kay Doi. First edition, published in 2017 by Enchanted Lion Books, Brooklyn. Illustrations used by their permission.

KUMA-KUMA CHAN’S TRAVELS. © 2017 Kazue Takahashi. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Museyon, New York.

RAPUNZEL. Text and illustrations copyright © 2017 by Bethan Woollvin. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Peachtree, Atlanta.

SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR AND HIS BEST FRIEND FOREVER (PROBABLY). Copyright © 2017 by Julie Falatko. Illustrations © 2017 by Tim Miller. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Viking, New York.

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