Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

— From Deborah Freedman’s This House, Once

 

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” … Look like a pearl / when you’re brim-full / and bright. /
Hang in the darkness. / Dazzle the night.”
— From Elaine Magliaro’s
Things to Do,
illustrated by Cátia Chien

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— From Kevin Henkes’ Egg
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This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got mischief on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here at Kirkus about Elaine Magliaro’s Things to Do, illustrated by Cátia Chien (Chronicle, February 2017); Deborah Freedman’s This House, Once (Atheneum, February 2017); and Kevin Henkes’ Egg (Greenwillow, January 2017).

I’ve art from each book today, and Deborah also shares some early sketches and thumbnails, for which I thank her.

Enjoy!

 

From Kevin Henkes’ Egg:

 

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From Elaine Magliaro’s Things to Do,
illustrated by Cátia Chien:

 

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” … Stretch out your wings / on the brightening sky. /
Morning’s upon us. / Get ready to fly!”

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” … Open wide your silver jaws. / Then snap them shut. …”
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From Deborah Freedman’s
This House, Once:

 

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Kitten sketches
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Thumbnails
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A final spread in the book:
“This door was once a colossal oak tree
about three hugs around
and as high as the blue.”

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A final spread in the book (sans text):
” … and cold.”

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A final spread in the book (sans text):
“This house remembers.”

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EGG. Copyright © 2017 by Kevin Henkes. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Greenwillow Books, New York.

THINGS TO DO. Copyright © 2017 by Elaine Magliaro. Illustrations © 2017 by Cátia Chien. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

THIS HOUSE, ONCE. Copyright © 2017 by Deborah Freedman. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York. Illustrations and preliminary images reproduced by permission of Deborah Freedman.

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