Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3 starred reviews for Where's Walrus?

“Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty.”
-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The satisfyingly circular ending gives Where’s Walrus? a flipper up
on that guy in the striped shirt.”
-- Horn Book (starred review)

“Younger children will giggle at his visual gags”.
-- Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

“An especially funny and stylishly retro-looking option for this
nursery-school crowd.”
-- The Wall Street Journal

“[Where's Walrus?] allows young readers to feel one-up on the adult who’s supposedly in charge. What more could any child want?”
-- The Washington Post

“It's a thrill of the chase for all.”
-- Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Library visit

The kindergartners and first graders of the Brooklyn Charter School joined me in the Marcy Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library last week for a reading. Thanks to my host librarian Bobby Simic.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

School Visit

I paid a visit last week to Columbia Grammar and Prep School in Manhattan. I enjoyed spending almost 2 full days there, and at the end of the visit, was presented with wonderful drawings of Walrus by the kindergartners. My gracious hosts, librarians Nancy Seklir, Naomi Toder and Heather Talty, made me feel right at home.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Love and Money

Carol Edgarian’s new book is called “Three Stages of Amazement”. Here’s my illustration for the book that appears in today's New York Times Book Review.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Talkin' (and drawin') trash on the op-ed page

I got messy today on the op-ed page of the New York Times today for an article about the University of Arizona's newly formed National Institute for Civil Discourse.