I'll let you in on the creation of my illustrations for my newest book, Farmers' Market Day, released this month and published by Tigertales. Written by Shanda Trent this book follows an enthusiastic little girl through a day at a farmers' market.
At the end of my post, I will also tag one of my favorite artists, Deborah Zemke,
and two Ohio authors with new books, Dandi Daley Mackall and Tricia Springstubb.
So here goes!
Where did the idea for the book come from?
The story came from the author of the book, Shanda Trent. I am so happy to be the artist for her first published picture book, Farmers' Market Day.
What genre does the book fall under?
Ages 3-7 picture book
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
An enthusiastic and slightly clumsy little girl takes a trip through a farmer's market in search of the perfect prize.
Who is publishing your book?
How long did it take you to illustrate the book?
From beginning sketches to final art, around 7 months.
What inspired you in illustrating this book?
I was inspired by my own experience of taking my kids to a farmer's market when they were very young and intent on touching (and tasting) everything! Specifically Findlay Market in Cincinnati - Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market located in Over The Rhine.
So I created a very curious little girl who along the way as she travels through the market leaves some messes in her wake!
|finished spread with changes and color|
What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
I promise this book will make your kids love fruits and vegetables. Promise.
Well maybe not...
Well I hope you enjoyed my blog post.
Thanks for stopping by!
Now's my chance to tag a few authors and illustrators to create their own The Next Big Thing post on April 4th.
Stop by their blogs next week!!
An artist whose work I LOVE - fresh and funny!
An extraordinary Ohio author with a zillion books to her credit. Well...almost a zillion!
I was lucky enough to illustrate three of them.
Another very talented Ohio author who has a brand new book with Candlewick Press!
Congrats to Tricia!