…then you should get a hold of if you want to see a whale by my pal Julie Fogliano and her collaborator Erin Stead. I just bought two copies at Greenlight Books where Julie was signing with Erin and Phillip Stead.
There are lots of whales in it, along with some roses, a bird, a dog, a chair, a boy and lots of other good stuff. I don’t think I’m ruining it for you by telling you that. If you have already seen and then it’s spring, then you will be thrilled with this as a follow-up. Imagine those little green sprouts you were looking for were whales instead, and you had to search for them in the vast blue expanse of the ocean. Then you might have a sense of what’s in store here. What’s really cool about going to an Erin Stead signing is that she makes all these great stamps for her books, so you get a nice, efficient little bonus illustration on the title page. I’d show it to you, but you should go to a signing and get your own. Also, I seem to be having lots of really frustrating problems with my image for this, which I will not burden you with. Trust me, it’s a good stamp. Hopefully I’ll be able to share it later.
Here’s a peek at the trailer, instead.
And you can see a more comprehensive look at the illustration process at 7imp.