It seems like we are not alone in swooning over Josée Bisaillon’s adorable children’s book illustrations! We were absolutely tickled to read this wonderful New York Times review of her work for “Mom, Dad, our Books, and Me,” written by Danielle Marcotte.
We were struck and moved by the reviewer’s focus on Josée’s outstanding contributions to the story. Oftentimes, the illustrations are treated as a bit of an afterthought – yet here they were celebrated just as proudly as the strong writing and charming narrative.
Dave Calver was thrilled to learn recently that his work has been selected for the prestigious third volume of TASCHEN’s Illustration Now series.
Published out of Germany, TASCHEN curates a fascinating mix of star illustrators like Dave with fresh new talents to be enjoyed by the creative industry, and those with a strong appreciation for expertly crafted visuals. In addition to showcasing a few samples of the selected works, short biographies will also be included to offer a deeper look into the minds of the artists. Dave’s work is sure to be in excellent company when the book is released later this year. Way to go, Dave!
The 2009 Sydney Taylor Award for Younger Readers from the Association of Jewish Libraries was awarded to As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschelâ€™s Amazing March TowardÂ Freedom, written byÂ Rich Michelson, illustrated by Raul Colon and published by Alfred A. Knopf.Â Â In her letter to Raul, the President of the Association wroteÂ that Raulâ€™s illustrations â€œprovide a wonderful subtext to the compelling story. How appropriate that it should be our award winner at a time when America is inaugurating its first Black president! â€œ The Sydney Taylor Book Award recognizes the best in Jewish children’s literature. Medals are awarded annually for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Click here to purchase this book at Amazon.com.