These are my two new favorite books in the world, AND they are written and illustrated by my sister, Martha, and designed by me!!! They were a long time coming, and now I'll tell you how they finally happened...
In attempt to expand my sister's children's book series: Journey Around (see titles here), I comped up some board books (above) a few years ago with die-cut edges. We presented them to her publisher, who immediately began sweating as he compared the production costs to his looming daughter's education costs. There the project sat for a number of years. My sister reintroduced the idea last year, and I suppose in the meantime, the publisher's daughter has graduated college, and he was finally able to see the wisdom of our vision (without sweating). These books just came out this summer, and today I received my samples in the mail, and they look fantastic! So far, they are already in reprints which is great.
The illustrations are BEYOND adorable, and really, if you look closely, you will see that that little duckling in Hello Boston has actually been modeled after Jake! Stay tuned next Tuesday for an interview with my very own, very talented, twin sister Martha!
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