What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Chuck Groenink, Yoko Maruyama, and Greg Pizzoli

h1 December 22nd, 2017 by jules


“‘Excuse me, but I’ve lost my way. I’m cold and tired. May I please stay?’
Will says, ‘Yes, I’ll scooch a bit. There’s room for two — I’m sure we’ll fit.'”
— From Linda Ashman’s
William’s Winter Nap,
illustrated by Chuck Groenink


 


“I could only think of one person for the job — me!”
— From Yoko Maruyama’s
Little Santa


 


“On the FIFTH day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me . . .”
— From Greg Pizzoli’s
The Twelve Days of Christmas
(Click to enlarge)


 

Amy Schwartz has a new picture book! I write about that over at Kirkus today.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Linda Ashman’s William’s Winter Nap (Disney-Hyperion, October 2017), illustrated by Chuck Groenink; Yoko Maruyama’s Little Santa (Minedition, October 2017); and Greg Pizzoli’s The Twelve Days of Christmas (Disney-Hyperion, September 2017). I’m following up today with some art from each book.

Enjoy!



 

From Little Santa:


 


“This year when winter came, I wished upon the first star in the evening:
‘I want to spend Christmas Eve with my father this year.'”

(Click to enlarge)


 


“I rushed to put on my dad’s red coat and hat. No one makes Santa clothes in my size,
so my outfit looked pretty silly.”

(Click to enlarge)


 


“I wondered if there was some mistake, but they nudged me toward the chimney,
so I climbed down.”

(Click to enlarge)


 


“I just smiled.
My wish had come true already.”

(Click to enlarge)


 



 

From William’s Winter Nap:


 



(Click first image to see spread in its entirety)


 


“The six climb in and curl up tight. They YAWN and say, ‘Good night.’
‘Good night.'”
(Click to enlarge)


 



 

From The Twelve Days of Christmas:


 


“A partridge in a pear tree.”
(Click to enlarge)


 


“On the TENTH day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . .”
(Click to enlarge spread and read the text in its entirety)


 



 

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LITTLE SANTA. Text and illustrations copyright © 2017 Yoko Maruyama. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Minedition, Hong Kong.

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. Copyright © 2017 by Greg Pizzoli. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Disney-Hyperion, New York.

WILLIAM’S WINTER NAP. Copyright © 2017 by Linda Ashman. Illustrations © 2017 by Chuck Groenink and used by permission of the publisher, Disney-Hyperion, New York.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Chuck Groenink, Yoko Maruyama, and Greg Pizzoli”

  1. William’s Winter Nap is MUCH ADORBS. That’s the kind of book I loved reading to the sibs, to convince them that sleeping not-right-now was just fine, and then they dozed off…


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