With February drawing to a quick close, I have posted my new March 2015 desktop calendar a few days early.
This calendar features the entire extended gerbil family featured in my latest picture book, as illustrator, Gerbil, Uncurled( by Alison Hughes, Fitzhenry & Whiteside June 2015).
Let me introduce you to the horde. We have Grandpa, Grandma, Mama, Sister, Little Gerbil and her mischievous triplet cousins...and Teddy too, of course!
Alison and I have been pouring over the colour proofs this week, we are SUPER excited to see it all come together. Our editor, Cheryl Chen, has graciously given me the "thumbs-up" to share one of the interior illustrations for the book. I couldn't resist using it to create my March calendar. Please click on the screen resolutions above then right-click on " save to desktop" to download.
This picture book will be part of the Tell Me More Storybook series. It contains 2 pages of bonus non-fiction back matter. It also has fully illustrated end-papers! *squeals* SO FUN!
Here is the back cover copy: "Little Gerbil has learned all of the important Gerbil Mottos from Grandpa: Always Keep Your Whiskers Clean, Celery Tops Come to Those Who Wait, etc. But there is one motto that Little Gerbil just can't manage to keep: Curl Up Nose to Toes when it comes time to go to sleep. At the weekly Gerbil Circle meeting she knows she has to tell the truth. Little Gerbil discovers that she is not the only one that has problems following some of the Gerbil Mottos."
It's available to pre-order on Amazon here: http://goo.gl/jDPOIE
Andrew Larsen's Charlie's Dirt Day, illustrated by Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli is the latest book in the Tell Me More series to hit the shelves. Have you seen it yet? It's delightful!
I hope you enjoy the calendar, Alison and I can't wait to share this book with you. Be on the look-out, it is due to hit the shelves in June!