For the entire month of March in South Orange, N.J., the Book Maker's Dozen has a show of prints at Sparkhouse Studio. At the wild opening event there were workshops, book readings, interactive drawings– and in spite of the torrential downpour– a crowd of more than 250 people. Those South Orangers know how to party! I am pleased to say the show with 26 images from many beloved picture books remains up in their gallery this whole month. Two of my prints, Coney Island (from next year's B is for Brooklyn) and Map of New York (from Greetings from the 50 States) are included at just 100 bucks a pop.
Yesterday marked International Women's Day– Hooray! All month long, as we march toward spring, we celebrate the accomplishments of women past and present. Above is an image from my upcoming book, EVERY DAY DRESS UP (10/'11 Knopf). Appropriately costumed, Elizabeth Cady Stanton leads the way for Eleanor Roosevelt, Sonia Sotomayor - and women all over - to have equal rights and representation. Happy Women's History month to all you lovely ladies!
Wow, that was some winter! It was truly not fun feeling trapped at home with endless snowstorms and the bitter cold outdoors. But now that the groundhog's predictions might just be coming true, this Friday is a perfect opportunity to venture out! Powerhouse Arena is having a show of The Dozen's art (not just prints this time!) and the opening is this Friday night. Hope to see you there. Personally, I'm looking forward to kicking back and sipping wine surrounded by great art and illustrators alike. Bring it!
I am a Brooklyn-based children's book author and illustrator. Some of my books include: My Subway Ride, My Taxi Ride, I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother, Every-Day Dress-Up, B is for BROOKLYN, and, most recently, Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama.