Saturday, October 18, 2008

Coming Soon... MY AFRICAN BEDTIME RHYMES

My African Bedtime Rhymes, by Brettell Hone is now in print!
Very soon this book will be available in the US. Right now it is in the pre order stage, but I just read a really nice review and wanted to share it. The author of this book was raised in South Africa in the closest proximity to the animals he writes so effortlessly about. A rhyming story this book invites young and old(er) to enjoy the habits of some of Africa's well known and lesser known wildlife. You can read the review HERE.

Soon to follow this book is another, also by Brettell Hone,  THE BIG FIVE COME ALIVE, and I am just as excited about that one as it features some of the wildest creatures and is a challenge to illustrate but a joy as well.
I feel extremely fortunate to have been chosen for these exciting assignments.  I am sure that all illustrators understand the wonderful journey we take when we begin a new illustration project. The research always leads to new learning just as process that we use to create the illustrations always leads to new growth.

3 comments:

isay said...

You are really lucky and I can relate how exciting it is to begin a new project....

There is something about trees in your illustration, it is one of the things that I always look forward at seeing in your illustrations, and you really research so hard about the details of every image....

Kate said...

This is so wonderful. Honestly Ginger, your safari animals are so beautifully illustrated, and I can understand why you were chosen for these books. And you are right - we learn so much as we research to illustrate new books. It really becomes a journey for us illustrators. Congratulations!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Congratulations, Ginger...your work is so beautiful and you certainly deserve this and many books to come :) You are an inspiration !