Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Aloha to spring breezes and a book launch this week!

This month, Marimba Books releases Aloha for Carol Ann, a picture book about an eight-year-old who moves to Hawaii and struggles to feel at home in this new place until she discovers the true meaning of aloha, a Hawaiian term that means "hello," "welcome" and so much more!
Also, a fun interview. . .
Here is the spread I mention as a favorite, in the interview, as a sketch:
 . . . and the final image before text placement:
partial wording from this spread
"Carol Ann felt her face turn warm with happiness.  She tucked the flower behind her ear, just like Maile's."

Great News!  Marimba has a special introductory price of $5 for this book through the rest of the month. (This is valid for purchases through the Marimba or Just Us Books web sites only)
A teacher's guide for the book is also available for free downloading at Marimba's web site: 

Also! ~ Check out my wonderful art agent, Christina A. Tugeau's blog! 


Sketch of Latisha, talented cousin of little Jack.


These images are finishes from "The Tale of Jack Frost" book. Release date is November 2008.