Posts Tagged: illustrations
We’re thrilled to show you the first in a brand new series of videos from Kevin Henkes today! Here, he lets us inside of his gorgeous studio to see him at work creating his latest picture book LITTLE WHITE RABBIT. The book will be available Tuesday, January 25th, and we’ll be posting more fantastic videos from Kevin Henkes in the coming months. (Spoiler alert: In one of the videos, we’ll get to watch him draw Lilly!)
Next Tuesday, January 25th is the on-sale date of Kevin Henkes’ newest picture book LITTLE WHITE RABBIT!
We recently traveled to Madison, WI to film a series of videos with Kevin Henkes in his studio, and we can’t wait to show you the first video featuring the making of LITTLE WHITE RABBIT in full this Thursday, January 2oth, on our blog.
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of what you have to look forward to:
Check back here for more news about LITTLE WHITE RABBIT and Kevin’s soon-to-be-launched brand-new website. And be sure to stop by Under the Green Willow for all-things-Kevin and to hear more about Greenwillow Books!
We are thrilled to announce that two of our picture books have been announced as 2010 New York Times Best Illustrated Books! We want to extend our congratulations to SUBWAY by Christoph Niemann (check out Greenwillow’s blog for great information):
And congratulations to all the winners! See the New York Times for the slideshow.
It’s KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE Day here at the pageturn, celebrating the publication of Mo Willems’ conclusion to a well-loved picture book series.
We recently had the chance to ask Mo our grueling, challenging questions aimed at getting to the heart of our authors and illustrators. Here is what he had to say:
What time is your alarm clock set for?
Eastern Standard Time.
Favorite book from childhood?
The Peanuts Treasury.
If you weren’t an author/illustrator, what job would you like to have?
How many stamps are in your passport?
As many as possible. My last one needed extra pages added, which was a thrill.
What are you reading right now?
I’m between projects, so, as I always do, I’m re-reading the George and Martha books.
Finish this sentence: “I always smile when…”
“I always smile when I’m forced to,” growled the grotesque, gigantic, hairy beast to the frightened class photographer while suppressing his horrific frown which only would have exposed rows upon rows of sharp, pointy, dirty teeth that yesterday had feasted on a banquet so large and smelly and inappropriate he could not help but smiling a true, monstrous grin.
Funniest (or most interesting) question from a fan?
I love all my fan mail. Check it out at here and see if you can find a best one. I can’t.
Thanks for answering our questions, Mo!
Haven’t had your fill of interviews with Mo Willems? Check out some of these:
- Discussing Charles Schulz’ Peanuts characters and more at Reading Rockets
- An interview with the folks at BWI
- I really liked this interview with Trap Door Sun
- An interview at NPR, inspiring adults, not just kids, to draw
The blogosphere has been buzzing lately! Here is the long list of what we’ve been reading and loving lately:
- Paul Schmid announced on his blog that his artwork from THE WONDER BOOK was accepted into the Society of Illustrators’ 2010 Original Art Show. Such wonderful news and congratulations to Paul!
- Heidi Ayarbe, author of COMPROMISED, FREEZE FRAME, and the upcoming 2011 book COMPULSION, blogged an inspirational and eye-opening video about the importance of creativity in our children’s education. It’s a lengthy video at 20 minutes long but well worth it – click here to watch Ken Robinson’s amazing speech. It’s certain to inspire you for the school year.
- The fabulous Texas librarians over at Oops…Wrong Cookie have announced their 2011 Mock Printz discussion titles. We’re thrilled to see Charles Benoit’s YOU on there, as well as Lynne Rae Perkins’ AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. Looking forward to their discussions!
- There’s an aspiring writer in all of us – I believe that. So get over to Lauren Oliver’s blog, get inspired by her adventures in Paris, and WRITE!
- Presenting Lenore has awesome playlists up for each of the MOCKINGJAY characters – love it!
- Want to see what original art from Tasha Tudor is worth? Watch this fantastic clip from The Antiques Roadshow. (Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link)