Monday, August 16, 2010

wonderful news

Got back from vacation to the news that The Wonder Book got in to the Society of Illustrators 2010 Original Art show, "... an exhibit celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration". 

An illustration from the book will be on display in New York from October 20th to November 24.

I feel very honored by this, and want to extend my gratitude to the author of The Wonder Book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and my fantastic editor at Harper, Maria Modugno for handing me such an amazing project and the creative freedom to go with it.

A very special thanks to Dana Fritts at Harper for entering the book into the show!

Friday, August 6, 2010

that makes sense

I am a logical person.

As such, I love the logic of kids. Years ago, after a neighbor’s sweet, huge yellow lab wandered into our house and snatched a sandwich right out of my young daughter’s hand, my incensed little sophist declared she wished the world were flat so all the dogs would fall off.

When I am working on a story, one of my hopes is to pay homage to the logic of children. I admire the straightforward, creative ways they attempt to solve their problems.