Monday, September 12, 2016

A Sneak Peek

Wow, wow, wow! I’m so excited to share a sneak peek of the upcoming book Can an Aardvark Bark?, illustrated by the uber-talented Steve Jenkins (Beach Lane Books, Summer 2017). It’s a fun, interactive look at all the amazing ways animals use sounds to communicate.

Here’s the title page:
 

And here’s a sketch and final art for one of the pages:

I can hardly wait to hold a copy in my hands.  

19 comments:

  1. OMG - Melissa Stewart and Steve Jenkins together. This is amazing news! Summer 2017 seems so FAR away!

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  2. I agree. Summer 2017 does seem far away. I can't wait. The art for the book is SO amazing.

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  3. Thanks for the peak. And I love the structure of the question and rhyme!!! Is there an armadillo in the book?

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  4. Thanks, Kathy. No, I don't think armadillos make much noise. Do they?

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  5. This makes me wish I wasn't retired!! I will have to get my hands on this book as I love the author AND illustrator!!!

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  6. Thanks, Mary. I feel so lucky to have been paired with such a talented illustrator.

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  7. We hear all kinds of strange barking noises at night in our woods. But not aardvarks. Can't wait to see this book!

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  8. So excited for you...What a great title!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the exciting news. Looking forward to next summer's release!

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  10. I can't wait to see the final cover and share it too.

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  11. This is wonderful! It sounds like my kind of book, Melissa!! HUGE fan of Steve Jenkins. What a great collaboration this will be. Congrats!!

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  12. Seeing the sketch then the color image is fantastic. Kids are going to love this book. The description of the sounds the animal makes are spot on.

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  13. What a great concept! The art work is beautiful. It is sure to be another great success from a very talented author and speaker. Best wishes.

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  14. Thanks so much, everyone, for your enthusiastic comments.

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  15. Doo you mean a pillbug, Peggy? What sound they make?

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  16. Cannot wait for this one, Melissa! Looks FABULOUS!

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  17. Thanks, Randie. The cover is now ready for the world: http://www.indiebound.org/search/book?searchfor=can+aardvark+bark

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