Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We've Got Our Eye on These Peeps
We chicks like to think that we can predict the future. For instance, we know it will snow again in the Chicagoland area this spring and we know that by the end of the April we will have eaten 25 leftover chocolate bunnies between us. We think we're downright spooky. So our readers should listen to us when we say that the following children's book authors and illustrators, who all have fewer than 4 books, will be BIG BIG BIG, and not from chocolate bunnies. No, these peeps will win BIG awards and make BIG speeches at ALA and possibly even ride a BIG float in the Macy's Day Parade.
We're talking BIG, and you heard it here first.
Antoinette Portis is Not a Stick or a Box or a Penguin. But she's a really cool author-illustrator.
Bob Shea is all that and then some. Really.
Let's not forget the fabulous Jan Thomas, who wonders about things like, "What Will Fat Cat Sit On?" The strange thing is, we've been wondering that ourselves.
These are our current picks. Let us know who you think is a real up-and-comer!