First, a reminder that the book launch for Mushroom Lullaby is October 22 at 11AM at Schuler Books on 28th St. Grand Rapids, Michigan. It should be a lot of fun! The pub date for the book is October 11.
Second, and staying local, the Grand Rapids Magazine ran an article about me. This meant I had the pleasure of working with real professionals: interview by Ann Byle and photography by Teri Genovese.
And third, Mushroom Lullaby received an enthusiastic review (and another star!), this time from Booklist: The simple, sweet rhymes anchor the gentle story and make it an ideal bedtime read-aloud, and the vibrant ink-and-watercolor illustrations are immersive and intimate, welcoming readers to step straight into the pages. Children will pore over the cozy details, from bug-sized volleyball nets to miniature lantern-lit paths, and the last glimpses of a moonlit mushroom village may even have grown-ups wishing for a relocation to the snug setting. A magical, mellow mushroom dream.
Below are three studies I did for an illustration in Mushroom Lullaby. I'm not sure what I was trying to figure out, but I like how they look next to each other.