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Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Matthew Cordell

h1 Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Meet Davy’s Mom and Dad. Davy’s got these doting folks all to himself, and life is good. That is, till his new, little brother arrives. And then the next one. And the next one. And the one after that. This is Another Brother (Feiwel & Friends), the new picture book from author/illustrator Matthew Cordell, the […]

Random Illustrator Feature: Matthew Cordell

h1 Monday, March 16th, 2009

This is little Casey Jenkins. He’s the the worst player in the Delmar Dogs, the underdog Little League team of James Preller’s new picture book, Mighty Casey, a re-working of Ernest Thayer’s Casey at the Bat, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Feiwel & Friends; March, 2009). “It’s unkind to speak ill / of a batter who […]

Matt Cordell on Wolf and Bob … and More

h1 Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

  I’ve got a review over at BookPage of Matthew Cordell’s January 2017 picture book, Wolf in the Snow (Feiwel and Friends). That review is here, and I invited Matt for a chat that we started early in the year to talk about the book, how it’s changed over the years (you’ll read below that […]

Catching Up with Cordell

h1 Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Pictured above is author/illustrator Matthew Cordell’s contribution to Peter Reynolds’ International Dot Day. Matt’s had a busy year, what with several illustrated picture book releases. I thought I’d give 7-Imp readers a sneak peek inside a few of them, as well as some ALA drawings. (I’ll explain below.) Let’s get to it.

Cordell. Jenkins. Magoon. Spoon.

h1 Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

“‘They’ll never know what it feels like to clink against the side of a cereal bowl.’” Anyone remember how for a while now I’ve been checking in with author/illustrators who have been previously featured here at the blog? Those of the male persuasion, that is. I’ll try to get to those ladies next. (Anyone kept […]

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #709: In Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

h1 Sunday, September 20th, 2020

  Hello, dear Imps. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I was saying that I had plans for a Sunday post that I was temporarily setting aside so that I could mark the death of an American luminary. I’d like to do this again. I’m taking this space here today, given the […]

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #686: Featuring The Drawing Brigade

h1 Sunday, April 12th, 2020

  Today I’m highlighting The Drawing Brigade, a healthcare outreach project started by author-illustrator Bethany Barton and author-illustrator Katherine Roy. The two began this as a response to the growing COVID-19 crisis, and their mission is, as they put it, to “deliver joy through drawing to our nation’s healthcare workers during this time of need.” […]

A New Tradition

h1 Monday, October 21st, 2019

  What (you may be wondering) is the “Caldecott Torch?” If you’re curious (and if you recognize that as Matthew Cordell’s handwriting, you’d be correct), head on over to the Horn Book’s site today where I briefly write about this at Calling Caldecott. That is here.

A Matt Chat and A Home in the Barn

h1 Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

  I just noticed that the Horn Book posted my review of Margaret Wise Brown’s A Home in the Barn (Harper, September 2018), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. I love this one. If you’re so inclined to read more about it, the review is here. Also, over at Calling Caldecott today (also at the Horn Book) […]

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #574: Featuring David A. Carter

h1 Sunday, February 18th, 2018

“You are a burst of joy and … I love you.”(Click to enlarge spread, which is sans text)   Here’s something a bit different today. It’s not often that I feature novelty books here at the blog, including pop-up books. For one, you all know I love to show you the art inside of a […]