Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Lion and the Bird

The Lion and the Bird (Enchanted Lion, 2014) by Marianne Dubuc A lion and a bird are not the most obvious of friends. One big, shaggy, and growly, and one small, sleek, and flit-about-y. But not these two. This lion has rosy cheeks which are insta-endearing and wanders out to his work. Just a lion, […]

Behind the Scenes with Tom Lichtenheld

Remember Moose and his motley crew? He’s hard to forget with that superhuman (supermoosian?) determination and antlers tuned toward mischief. Let me turn the reigns over to Tom Lichtenheld himself, so he can give you a look at his process, sketches, and creative problem solving. It’s a fascinating look at how an illustrator responds to an author’s manuscript, […]

The Baby Tree – giveaway winners!

The end of the school year is rewarding, bittersweet, and beautiful. The kids have changed and learned and taught me so much, and I hope I’ve done the same for them. But there’s a whole lot of scraping by on fumes to the finish line right now. I’ll be back this summer with great art […]

Ninja! and an interview with Arree Chung

by Arree Chung published June 2014 by Henry Holt and Company, an imprint of Macmillan. Friends, I’m so excited to have Arree Chung in this corner of the internet today. I met Arree last summer at SCBWI in Los Angeles, and am humbled every time I think about how we share an agent and a […]