02. March 2021
The true story about the real rescue kitties that inspired my new book TINY KITTY, BIG CITY.
01. January 2021
Tiny Kitty, Big City SLJ Review
Tiny Kitty, Big City - This clever book will appeal to all children, as adventure, beginning reader, or even as an inviting cityscape to pour over.
21. November 2019
Festival celebrates the drawing power of children's books John Parra's illustration of a young Frida Kahlo is from the book "Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos." Credit: John Parra PRINT SHARE When Gus, the hero of the children’s story “Gus and the Greatest Catch of All,” launches his fishing boat in search of a great catch, he finds, instead, empathy, kindness and friendship. So does Bird, who moves into a new forest, and Omu, who cooks a rich stew. The power of the human heart is writ large...
09. October 2019
'Picture This' exhibit celebrates art of children's books No youngster himself, The New Yorker magazine cartoonist William Steig created his most beloved drawings at 83 years of age — in a 1990 children’s picture book called “Shrek!” The success of his anti-fairy tale about an amiable swamp-dwelling green ogre had largely to do with the fact that he never really grew up, the illustrator once admitted, holding onto a world view that was as playful as it was compassionate. That view is on...
21. September 2019
I'm excited to share the news that Isabel Roxas and I have co-curated an exhibition of children's book illustration at the Nassau County Museum of Art. Picture This! The Art of Children's Books is organized in collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and features work by Sophie Blackall, Eric Carle, Catia Chien, Victoria Cossack, Mike Curato, C.G. Esperanza, Brian Floca, Gilbert Ford, Stephanie Graegin, Jen Hill, Ezra Jack Keats, Aram Kim, Colleen Kong-Savage, Leo Lionni,...
23. April 2019
Something cheesy.
22. April 2019
Hairless kitty.
04. April 2019
Call of the wild.
03. April 2019
29. March 2019
It's a mouse.

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