What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Francis Vallejo

h1 March 4th, 2016 by jules

“Nobody calls me Bill / Except my wife / I’m the Count / Ol’ Base / Or Holy Main …”
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Today over at Kirkus, I take a look at the first book in a new picture book series of sorts from author Sara O’Leary and illustrator Karen Klassen. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about my love for Roxane Orgill’s Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph, illustrated by Francis Vallejo (Candlewick, March 2016). I’m following up today here at 7-Imp with a couple of spreads from the book.

I highly recommend spending time at Francis’s site. There’s more art there.



“Boys on the curb / an even dozen / big and small …”
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(Click to enlarge cover)


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JAZZ DAY. Text copyright © 2016 by Roxane Orgill. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Francis Vallejo. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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