What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Daniel Minter

h1 April 19th, 2019 by jules


“At church, Daddy points to the spot where he and Uncle Jay
performed a duet on trombone and trumpet. …”

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Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got three new picture books that are about, in one way or another, family.

That is here.

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Speaking of family, last week I wrote here about Kelly Starling Lyons’ Going Down Home with Daddy (Peachtree, April 2019), illustrated by Daniel Minter. Today in this follow-up post, I’ve some spreads from the book.

Enjoy!



 


“While the grown-ups catch up, we cousins run to the fence
to visit Granny’s cows and goats. …”

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“Daddy’s words make me want to share more than ever. I ask him what to do. …”
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“… I lift my head and see gleaming smiles. I try again.”
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“Then we try to make the night stretch on forever. …”
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GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY. Text copyright © 2019 by Kelly Starling Lyons. Illustrations © 2019 by Daniel Minter and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Peachtree, Atlanta.





2 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Daniel Minter”

  1. Beautiful work! Inspiring!


  2. I love the illustrations on this – it actually somehow captures coming away from other parts of suburbia and going down South! This is like an hundred family summer trips I took.


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