Monday, April 23, 2012

Otto: The Story of a Mirror

About ten years ago, while I was doing books with Frances Foster at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, she gave me a copy of a picture book just published by that house: Otto: The Story of a Mirror. I loved that book, and I had since been very curious about the author and illustrator, Ali Bahrampour. Last year I had the fortune of meeting and getting to know him, a fellow Sendak Fellow. He has many other great ideas for picture books, and I think one of these days we'll be lucky enough to see them in print.
You can read more about Ali and Otto here (you'll have to scroll down).

Monday, April 2, 2012

Amandina in Japanese!

Published by Mitsumura Educational Co., and translated by Yumiko Fukumoto.

The band on the cover says: "I will stop being so shy."