Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pink is for Blobfish

by Jess Keating, illustrated by David Degrand (Knopf, 2016) I mean, just look at that guy. How could you not love him? I do. I do, I do. Making picture books means collaborating with the whispers of someone else’s art. And now that this particular book is off the printer and into the hands of […]

Ballet Cat + a giveaway!

by Bob Shea (Disney-Hyperion, 2016) This post is brought to you in partnership with Disney-Hyperion. Can you look at these covers and not smile? Impossible. They w a m – p o w you with sparkles and awesome and confidence and an difficult-to-beat title like Dance! Dance! Underpants! But beyond the glitter and brilliant character design, these are stories with a […]

Little Red Sled: by Emily Arrow and Zoey Abbott Wagner

There’s this songwriter, Emily Arrow. And there’s this illustrator, Zoey Abbott Wagner. And then there’s the internet, where these two collaborators met. Art showed up first, and the story followed, and they made this thing, this beautiful thing. Music. A song. A story. A friendship, really. Here’s what Emily had to say about it: This is my […]

Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book!)

written by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Tim Miller (Viking, 2016) Picture book making is sort of a solitary thing, except when it’s not. Along the way, you gather up people who are smarter and funnier, and your writing becomes more yours by surrounding yourself with others. It’s an odd phenomenon, closely cheering for your competition, […]