Friday, August 22, 2008

A new Book out soon...


©Ginger Nielson 2008for Shamwari Publishing

I am happy to say that the book I just finished illustrating for Shamwari Pubishing in South Africa is at the printers and should be available in bookstores by November... at least that is what it looks like now. The book is written in verse by Brettell Hone of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. There he has been able to observe animals in their native habitat for many years and is sharing his knowledge in "My African Bedtime Rhymes." My blog will announce the actual release date, but in the meantime here is one of the images of the silly secretary bird attempting to jump on a snake.

By the way, Shamwari means "Friend"

7 comments:

jonisart said...

I'm so excited for this book to come out Ginger! This is a beautiful illustration, I can't wait to see it put altogether:-)

Roberta said...

What wonderful news to share and equally wonderful artwork. Congrats Ginger.

Sherry Rogers said...

Beautiful Ginger! Absolutely Beautiful!

dintoons said...

a sweet jungle illo, and lovely late night sketches!!
thanx ginger for sharing, and great to back in your wonderful animated kingdom!! :o)

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful...and I can't wait to see the book.

I also adore your sketch of the children sharing a secret....very sweet.....you always capture children in such a natural way.....

M├┤nica said...

Congratulations, Ginger! It looks like it's going to be a beautiful book, with a lovely story and gorgeous illustrations!
You are wonderful at capturing animals, and on that topic, I've just given you an award. Go pick it up at my blog (I think Henry will be pleased too!) :-)

Ginger*:)* said...

Monica, thank you ! I love dogs, as you know.... in fact all animals, and I am honored.