Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Want A Pet! by Cathy Morrison

Hard to believe this year is almost over, but I've been busy and it's flown by. Here's one of the reasons I've been spending a lot of time working instead of blogging this past year - it's my first book as writer/illustrator!

Tiger Tales Books is the publisher and I really do feel honored to work with them. They cater to kiddos seven and under and in my humble opinion are the best.

So here's the cover artwork (looks strange to me not to be sharing the credit with an author) and a few of the spreads. Look for it spring 2012.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook

I get the most fun jobs from Square One Publishers in NYC. This time it's illustrating the interior of The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook by Judi and Shari Zucker.

So many great snack ideas for happy healthy kids here. Now there's no reason to have to say "no" when your child asks for a snack. These are all healthy as well as easy to make and delicious. And while it's mainly for people with food allergies, the recipes are also sugar-free and meat-free. Vegans, diabetics and cancer survivors will enjoy these yummy snacks as well.

The only problem about illustrating this book was that I was hungry the whole time I worked on it. So I did try a few of these and they taste as good as they sound.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cat Calls, Wonderful Stories and Practical Advice from a Veteran Cat Sitter

I just received copies of Cat Calls by Jeanne Adlon and Susan Logan and couldn't be happier with how it came out. It's one thing to read through copy while illustrating a book but quite another to sit down after it's printed and really enjoy it.

There's lots of great cat-care tips but my favorite parts are Jeanne's wonderful stories about the various cats she's cared for and the famous people she's worked with and befriended over the years... who knew John Lennon and Yoko Ono were cat people? Here's a great review from Kirkus' Review with a lot more fun details.