A book from Jordan Crane is always a must-buy for me, and even if I didn’t have kids, I’d know this was a sure winner. Gimicky or not, kids love to be in on a secret, so the clever heat-sensitive ink trickery of Keep Our Secrets is sure to amaze your wee one, if not you too.
Aside from all the whizbangery, Jordan Crane’s drawings and color look awesome in here. I look forward to playing with and reading this book with or without my daughter.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Scott C. So I am totally in love with his new book, Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C, a collection of wiggly-lined, happy-faced watercolour illustrations and paintings.
Scott manages to infuse each brushstroke, each little dude with happiness, optimism, and joy. His is a refreshing and original voice in the world of picture-making, and this book is a sure-fire pick-me-up, reminding everyone who reads it just how fun drawing can be.
The book is sadly missing his Great Showdowns, but maybe that means we can look for a Great Showdowns book in the future? Let’s hope.
But wait! Did you know he actually has two new books out? He also illustrated a picture book for kids called Zombie in Love, written by Kelly DiPucchio, about an undead fella named Mortimer (get it?) who looks for love in all the wrong places. These are good times for Scott C fans.