11.14.2012

CHECK THIS OUT!! Matthew Cordell at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast!


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Besides being picture book week at books4yourkids.com, it's actually Picture Book Month! How did I forget that?  Follow the link for some really fantastic articles by authors and illustrators about what picture books mean to them. 

In other exciting picture book news, the superb blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, run by Julie Danielson, ran a feature on one of my favorite illustrator/authors, Matthew Cordell. I love to see how the sausage is made, so to speak, and Jules's piece shows Matthew at work as well as several studies and samples he worked on when creating the book hello! hello! which is run-out-and-buy-it-now-amazing!

Click HERE to read, "A Visit with Matthew Cordell to Talk About What Is Still My Favorite Picture Book of the Year."


 

I strongly encourage you to click through and read the whole article and enjoy the plethora of illustrations, but here are a few appetizers!


 
 Cover idea...


 
 studies...

 

3 comments:

childEngineer said...

I always enjoy looking through your blog in one browser tab with the library catalog in the other. We have such a great library system, 90% of what I look for is available and when we go to the library, we have a stack of great books waiting for us. It's not easy to look for good quality books at the library with 3 kids ages 5 and under!

Tanya said...

Excellent! Did you see the widget that one of my readers made for me? It's right under the cover art and before the review of the last 5+ reviews. It's a link to a few independent bookstore websites, goodreads AND the Seattle Public Library. I can ask him if he can add your library on to the widget if you'd like...

childEngineer said...

I did see your new widget! Very cool. I didn't realize it had library systems, though. I noticed Powell's books (only been there once about 20 years ago, but LOVED it) and goodreads. If he could hook up sdcl.org's catalog that would be awesome!