Jan 16, 2012

Children's Tuesday: Pick a Pup & Jed Henry

(Amazon link)
     Pick a Pup! My daughter is contentedly flipping the pages of this book RIGHT NOW. She loves it and she's only 18 months. That means it's the pictures that she loves. (The words are good too, and I do read them to her, but I'm not right now [obviously] and she is still enjoying it.) Jed Henry did a good job. So this post features him. And also because I've met him in person and he's cool. (This isn't to say that Marsha Wilson Chall didn't write good text. It's fun to read and rolls out of your mouth in rhyme.)
     Aside from Pick a Pup which came out in early 2011, Jed is also the illustrator of Mike Huckabee's Can't Wait Till Christmas which came out in 2010. He's got a few other books raring to come out, including I Speak Dinosaur! (April 1, 2012),  Just Say Boo! (July 24, 2012, written by Susan Hood), and Cheer Up, Mouse (Fall 2012, trailer below).
(From Goodreads)

     Today is the day that Sam picks a pup! But how will he ever decide which one? He and his gram take a trip to the city animal shelter, greeting their neighbors’ dogs as they go. There are sleepy pups, hyper pups, glamorous pups—and some that are a mix of everything!
This energetic book, with its fun rhyming text and adorable illustrations, is sure to thrill the dog lover in everyone. And readers will delight in learning the true trick to picking a pup . . . the pup picks YOU!

Here's the AMAZING AND SUPER CUTE book trailer that Jed Henry made HIMSELF.
I can no longer count the times my daughter and I have watched this. it's hecka' good.

Fun Stuff:
*Jed Henry's blog
*Jed's website
*Jed's portfolio on Shannon & Associates
*Jed on "The Illustrated Section", featuring his .PDF book, A is for Walrus (left)!
* Jed's guest post on Tara Lazar's blog (and Jed made coasters to give away! Too bad it's over).
*"Dummy" books from Jed's blog:
          --Wolf Boy Sleeps Over
          --The Night Light
          --Let's Talk About Feelings with Dr. Dog & Cat, M. D.
Jed is an animation graduate from BYU and is a member of the all-male, Provo critique group, Brotique (clever name, no?).

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So, what do you think, oh Lovely Reader?

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