Category Archives: picture books

Where to go from here.

And no, this isn’t a political post! You have an idea for a book (this is about a picture book but the experience is universal). You start thinking about it, a small start. A few things click. You come to believe … Continue reading

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Rejection!

Rejection. “Passing.” “Not a good fit here.” “Not quite what we are looking for.” “Not there yet.” “Have you considered another career?” If you are working in any commercial art words like the ones above will become familiar. I imagine there … Continue reading

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The quiet idea

The best story is always the simplest story. The one you almost miss because when its narrative heart begins to beat it seems – just so obvious. The idea you pass over too quickly on the way to some imagined GRAND … Continue reading

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IndieBound Winter Kids Next List!

Great to see Sandy Asher’s new picture book Chicken Story Time (that I was lucky enough to illustrate) make it onto the IndieBound Winter Kids Next List!

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Go Read a Book! THEN have some turkey or tofu.

Today at Barnes & Nobles around the nation The Great Thanksgiving Escape is being read at story time. So head on over! Now normally I’d say “But 6 copies for friends and family and create a new Thanksgiving reading tradition!” But … Continue reading

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Let’s get back to other matters…

The Great Thanksgiving Escape. Have you ordered your 15 copies yet? It’s not too late! Read it with your grandkids and kids. Forget about the troubles of the world. And when you find out how let me know. Barnes & … Continue reading

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Another year of picture books…Yay or Nay?

Picture books are often amazingly exciting forms of fiction. But picture books are also odd beasts, as those of us involved in their creation know too well. Part poetry, part meditation, part joke, part cultural artifact and usually filled with emotion. … Continue reading

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