Friday, January 27, 2012

THE WOODS accolades

Some nice news for THE WOODS, some of you might already have heard them on my facebook page.

First of all, the Texas Library Association has selected my book for the 2012 2x2 Reading List. Each year, the 2X2 Committee selects a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two. It's exciting that my book will be read by many children across Texas.

Furthermore, THE WOODS made it into the Scholastic Book Club. I'm thrilled and very much looking forward to seeing their version!

Two other new editions of THE WOODS are also in the works: Chinese rights have been aquired by Hsiao Lu Publishing. THE WOODS will be published both in simple and complex characters. Many thanks also to Chronicle for arranging this! Hsiao Lu have also published the Chinese edition of HAT.

And finally, here is a very nice review on the blog Creating A Reader– from New Zealand! It's exciting to hear about kids' reactions to the book, especially from the other side of the world!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stranger Illustration

A wistful piece for The Stranger, it was my last illustration of 2011.
Many thanks to Art Director Aaron Huffman!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

Happy New Year to all of you!
Wishing you a great 2012 with lots of good things!
And as always, thanks for visiting!