Below is the Robert’s Snow illustrator-and-snowflake feature schedule for Tuesday, October 23.
Featured here is Yuyi Morales’ snowflake for this year’s auction, entitled “Little Night: See Me Shine” (*). This snowflake is based on one of Yuyi’s new picture books, Little Night (Roaring Brook Press; April 2007), which I raved about back in August here at 7-Imp (the illustrations are beautiful).
We will be featuring Yuyi and some of her illustrations on a Sunday kicks list at the end of November. We can’t wait to see what she sends us. We’re big ‘ol fans.
Yuyi’s snowflake will be auctioned off in Auction 1, which will begin accepting bids on Monday, November 19, at 9:00 a.m. Be sure to place your bid before the close of Auction 1 on Friday, November 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Apparently, you can twist this snowflake and watch Little Night herself glow. Wow. Just wow.
- Carin Berger, featured by Colleen Mondor at Chasing Ray
- Marion Eldridge, featured by Susan Thomsen at Chicken Spaghetti
- Sophie Blackall, featured by Jennifer (a.k.a. literaticat) at not your mother’s bookclub
- Erik Brooks, featured by Little Willow at Bildungsroman
- Brian Lies, featured by Barbara O’Connor at Greetings from Nowhere
Did you see yesterday’s features? I wish I had time to point out some highlights from all of them, as I enjoyed reading each one. Tricia gave her feature about Mark Teague quite the entertaining twist (she gets an A+++). Christopher Demarest’s snowflake, which you can read about here at Writing and Ruminating, is actually a beautiful sculpture piece. And Melissa Wiley’s feature of David Macaulay includes her own personal story of cancer’s dreaded appearance in her life, which — thankfully — has a happy ending.
Thanks to all participating bloggers for these fun — and sometimes quite touching — features.
As I say every single day in case you’ve missed it, don’t forget this new page here at 7-Imp, updated daily, which lists all the illustrator features thus far in one spot, and it’s turning into a handy-dandy, way-cool illustrator resource for us Picture Book Nerds.
* In case this is the first time you’re reading about the Blogging for a Cure effort, the illustrators and snowflakes that participating bloggers are featuring are only the ones that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute had ready to go when this multi-blog event was organized. Remember that you can see all of the snowflakes at the Robert’s Snow auction site. There are many more beautiful snowflakes by more talented children’s book illustrators.