Okay, so it’s a looooong list, but two out of two for the year ain’t bad. Three stars for those knuckleheads Shark and Train, and two for Miss Bridget.
Bridget’s Beret has an unlikely source of inspiration, and a lofty template. Read the story here.
The very first signed copy of “Bridget’s Beret” was for Kylie, at the St. Charles Literature Festival, on April 24th. Look at that grin! (hers, not mine.) There are moments that make all the effort worthwhile – this was one of them. Thanks, Kylie!
The Washington Post says Bridget’s Beret has clever denouement, whatever the heck that means.
This was the original back-matter in my book Bridget’s Beret. Since it tells the story from a different point-of-view, I deliberately used a different style than the rest of the book. The black beret and crows lent themselves to a rich b&w treatment. It’s my first venture into a graphic novel approach and it was a lot of fun to design and draw. As much as I like it, we opted for the “How to Start Your Art” spread, which uses famous paintings to help kids find inspiration for their own art.
BookPage is a tabloid magazine distributed in libraries, with a monthly meet-the-author feature. The fun part is that they let authors write and draw in their answers, so I spent way too much time and had way too much fun creating this.