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PEOPLE ARE WILD receives a KIRKUS STAR!

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"In a rare and fresh perspective, animal children try to convince their mothers that humans are just like animals: cuddly, cute, unique, and interesting to look at." Read the entire review here.

Read ALL WE NEED and do a kid's craft with illustrator Margaux Meganck

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In celebration of the release of ALL WE NEED I teamed up with Green Bean Books to bring you a story time and related craft! Thank GBB!

ALL WE NEED receives a KIRKUS star!!

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"The serene, colorful pictures turn the poetic text into a narrative, as the characters go home, make food, and come together again in a large community gathering once all needs are met, because 'the only need left… / …is to share.' " Read the entire review  here.

@*$(&ing Color!

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  Have you ever come up with a great idea for an illustration, sketched out a solid composition, even figured out values beforehand, only to fall flat on your face when you go to add color? I have. Many times. And whenever I mess up the color for a piece (it doesn’t matter how many successful pieces I have under my belt) I feel like I have to start back at square one, and teach myself color theory all over again. In case anyone else has the same problem I thought I would share what I do to wrap my head around color when I fall: MASTER COPIES. What are master copies you ask? I find a piece by one of my favorite illustrators, and paint a copy in whatever media I’ve been working in lately. When I am struggling with color I find it helpful to recreate illustrations that handle color in an inspiring or tricky way that I’d like to understand better. Doing master copies always teaches me something about how my heroes created their work. I also learn that I am capable of techniques I never tho