“Hank Has a Dream” gets a starred PW review!

Hank Has a Dream

We are thrilled to receive a starred review from Publishers Weekly for our forthcoming picture book Hank Has a Dream, written and illustrated by Rebecca Dudley. Says PW:

" 'Last night I dreamed I flew!' announces Hank, the bear/monkeylike critter from Hank Finds an Egg, before proceeding to regale his hummingbird friend with a step-by-step recounting of his dream. Dudley again stages the action in carefully crafted and photographed dioramas, this time creating lovely parallels between the 'real' and dream action of the story. On the left side of each spread, Hank races through the forest, sits on a rope bridge, and swings from a tree. Each action mirrors events from his dream, which are shown in scenes that appear at right, with Hank floating over rivers and through the clouds in a delicate, translucent airship. Readers will find Hank’s subconscious travels every bit as enticing as his forest wanderings."

“Hank Has a Dream” cited in SLJ blog post on picture book photography

Hank Has a DreamTravis Jonker, who blogs for School Library Journal at 100 Scope Notes: Children's Literature News and Reviews, included our forthcoming picture book Hank Has a Dream in his post about "The State of Photography Illustration in Picture Books 2014"! 

Says Jonker, "A follow-up to the excellent Hank Finds an Egg, Dudley brings even more detail to Hank’s three-dimensional world." Jonker says he is noticing more and more picture book authors/illustrators incorporating photography in their work.

Giveaway Frenzy: How successful was Van Gogh during his lifetime?

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Answer our trivia question to win our featured item of the day. Contest is open to residents of USA/CAN. One correct reply from our various social media outlets will be randomly chosen as our winner. Good luck!

Vincent Van Gogh created more than 1000 works of art. How may did he sell during his lifetime?

Our giveaway item today is the LARGE BLACK PREMIUM SKETCHBOOK. This item includes:

  • Its heavyweight, high-performing fine-tooth paper is perfect for dry media, including pencil, charcoal, Conte crayon, and chalk pastel.
  • The pages are micro-perforated for easy removal with clean edges.
  • Each sketchbook comes with 192 pages/96 sheets.
  • Sturdy book binding lies flat for ease of use.
  • Archival-quality paper will keep your artwork pristine for years to come.

Giveaway Frenzy: Who invented high heels?

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Answer our trivia question to win our featured item of the day. Contest is open to residents of USA/CAN. One correct reply from our various social media outlets will be randomly chosen as our winner. Good luck!

Ladies, we owe the invention of high heels to a very famous artist. Who?

Our giveaway item today is the Studio Series Micro-Line Pen Set. This item includes: