Art from Galia Bernstein, Judy Horacek,
and Philippa Leathers (Meow, Quack, Roar)

h1 February 2nd, 2018 by jules

“‘Hello, my name is Simon.
I am a cat. Just like you!'”– From Galia Bernstein’s
I Am a Cat


” … and he tumbled into the river as well!”
— From Mem Fox’s
Ducks Away!, illustrated by Judy Horacek


“‘Hello, Little Tiger,’ said Elephant. ‘Did I scare you?’ asked Little Tiger.
‘Oh, no. You’re much too small.’ ‘Drat!’ said Little Tiger,
and he set off again to find someone else to scare.”
— From Philippa Leathers’
The Tiptoeing Tiger
(Click spread to enlarge)


Last week at Kirkus, I wrote here about three new picture books perfect for the toddler and preschool set — Mem Fox’s Ducks Away! (Scholastic, January 2018), illustrated by Judy Horacek; Galia Bernstein’s I am a Cat (Abrams, February 2018), and Philippa Leathers’ The Tiptoeing Tiger (Candlewick, February 2018).

Today, I’ve got a bit of art from each book.


(Note: See an interview with Galia Bernstein here at Mel Schuit’s wonderful blog.)


From Ducks Away!


“… a sudden guest of wind swept the last little
duck right into the river below!”



“Mother Duck looked down.
The five little ducks looked up.”



From I Am a Cat:


(Click spread to enlarge)


“‘A cat?’ said Cheetah. ‘But you are so short and chubby. Cats are tall and graceful creatures who run faster than all the animals in the world.
You don’t look like you can run very fast at all.”

(Click spread to enlarge)



From The Tiptoeing Tiger:


“Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe …”
(Click spread to enlarge)



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Illustrations from DUCKS AWAY! written by Mem Fox. Art (c) 2018 by Judy Horacek. Used with permission from Scholastic Press.

I AM A CAT. Text and illustrations copyright © 2017 Galia Bernstein. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Abrams Books for Young Readers, New York.

THE TIPTOEING TIGER. Copyright © 2018 by Philippa Leathers. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

3 comments to “Art from Galia Bernstein, Judy Horacek,
and Philippa Leathers (Meow, Quack, Roar)”

  1. Cats and ducks and tigers, oh my!

  2. I have chosen so many books for storytime based on the illustrations and text that you post. Thank you.
    Also, thank you for trying to attend our Mock Caldecott meeting. Sorry for the tech problems.

  3. LW: Meow.

    Kim: No worries! Maybe another day. So glad these posts are helpful.

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