Wednesday, April 9, 2008

KLUTZ-my top 5 book!


I spent a month last summer working on this book and it's finally out! I got my samples today! Yeah! The book is called My All Time Top 5. It's for 8-12 y. o. girls who like making lists. There are 5 illustrators featured in this book. Each got 10 pages (mine are p.37- 46). I really liked working on this project. At one point  I had to replace Samuel L. Jackson with Will Smith and that was a bummer ('cause I really liked my S.L.Jackson). I'm really pleased with the way the book turned out.

16 comments:

s a n s k u :) said...

What, it's only for 8-12 year olds. But I want to do my top 5's as well. :-D You have such an awesome job!

JSchwa said...

I wish you would write a Children's book, using your illustrations, patterns. A book that someone would put on the bookself in that 'SPECIAL' place where all can see. Wouldn't that be fabulous?

clara said...

I love all your work is it all done on illustrator? its so good! i love yoru blog too i check it all the time xoxo

nina seven said...

the book looks fantastic! your illos are awesome!

orange you lucky! said...

Thank you all!!! I did think of writing my own book many many times. I even started a few times, but than bread and butter type things just take over and I don't have enough time to do the kind of job I want to do. But, I'm certainly going to make one in the next 2 years! That would be great fun! H:)

Michelle said...

You are just amazing!! I'll be watching for this book to hit store shelves here in Alaska for my two girls. They'll love it. :) I've been following your blog, and am totally infatuated with your whimsical art.

monda-loves said...

I love your Samuel L Jackson - he is tres funky!

I think I might quite like this book - although I am slighter older than the recommended age.

Monda
x

april said...

I'll take Samuel L. Jackson over Will Smith any day! What a bummer... didn't they care about the street cred? Kid's are weird.

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Ooohhhh.. I want one! Look how absolutely GORGEOUS it is! Wow wow wow-ee! You are SO clever! Sigh.

Nicole said...

Oh, I love it! I looks great. You are very talented. It is funny because I used to work as a designer for a company called Walter Foster Publishing. They are an art publishing company with "How To's..." in case you didn't know. Klutz was our biggest competitor in the kids market. They have wonderful products.

Vicki said...

Top 5's are not age limited. Have they never read/watched High Fidelity?! Anyway, aside from appealing to my list-making personality, the book looks fantastic. I love the hand-drawn type 'TV movies & munchies'. And you can't beat a cookie in a beret.

kelly said...

my daughter would love this book..I will be on the look out for it!! I heart you art work

Danielle McDonald said...

Wow! I have just bought four books in this stunning series this week! I will have to keep an eye out for yours now! Congratulations! It looks stunning!

orange you lucky! said...

Nicole, the funny part is - right now I'm working on a Walter Fosters book on embroidery for girls. I feel like a double agent:) ha ha:)

Nicole said...

That is so funny, Helen!!! Who is your contact there? Is Sydney still there? Good luck on the project. I am sure it will be great. Can't wait to see the end results.

modmom said...

my daughter goes to school right by the klutz hq store, so i'm going to go check it out for her. her bday is coming up, she's 4 going on 25