Raul Colon was recently interviewed by Lauren Vander Pluym for Booklist Online, and her extensive research and thoughtful questioning culminated in a rave review that we couldn’t have done better ourselves.
Truly, this is a piece that deserves to stand on its own. Thank you to the author for this thoughtful look at Raul as an artist, as well as the in-depth curation of his many titles.
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.
Recently championed on the popular blog “Moms with Apps” (you can read it here), this charming puzzle game is an engaging challenge for children and adults alike. Who wouldn’t want to get lost in imagery as cute as this?
And now we get to the very best part, ladies and gentlemen: the app is FREE! Challenge those peepers and see if you’ve got what it takes in this game of bunnies, eggs, and all things spring.
The Children’s Book Council, one of North America’s foremost supporters of children’s literature and reading, recently honored “Rock-A-Bye Romp,” a darling play on the famous lullaby, written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by our own Simona Mulazzani.
Their “Hot off the Press” list, which features anticipated bestsellers, is a unique and impressive collection of fun titles, and we couldn’t be happier to see Simona in such nice company.
“Apes A-Go-Go!,” the catchy title from avant garde fashion designer-turned-author Roman Milisic and our very own A. Richard Allen, has been receiving warm praise in the UK for its endearing and wacky narrative.
But our furry friends cannot be contained! No no – in fact, they will be headed stateside, where they will be gracing the shelves of children everywhere. You have been forewarned!
Knopf/Random House has picked up this fun title and is very excited to be releasing it in July. Moreover, we are delighted that the news is spreading quickly, as Kirkus gave “Apes A-Go-Go” a very nice review, which you can read here.
Congratulations, Richard! We can’t wait to see this book on our local shelves!
Valeria Petrone recently made her debut into the app world, and the results could not have been cuter:
Image by Valeria Petrone:
This wonderful project, created in collaboration with the burgeoning new studio ‘Elastico’, has already received a few wonderful hat tips from the likes of the Society of Illustrators, alongside others.
And today, we learned that “Good Night, Dadas” has received the honorable mention from this year’s Bologna Ragazzi Digital Awards!
You can take a look at this video around the 3:30 mark to hear the jurors’ comments, and don’t forget to check out this wonderful app!