Firefly July by Paul Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Thirty six very short poems introduce the seasons on a whole new level ... Meliisa Sweet's cool artwork... A charming combination of words and images treat the senses like a good poem should. Watercolor, gouache and mixed media keep the eye looking for more. What a great introduction to classic poetry.
A delightful presentation!
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
This book is of particular interest to many in my schmooze. Marla is a friend of many L.A. illustrators, teaching at Art Center and speaking at various local workshops and conferences. I actually had a portfolio review with her this summer. Having heard her speak about the origins of this story we all appreciate the love and thought she infuses in her books. This one is a winner!