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1. The Birdhouse

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a woman and girl looking at a birdhouse in a tree. KidLitArt

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2. Crosscut

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a couple with a crosscut saw cutting down a tall tree

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3. Shelling Peas

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a Woman Shelling Peas kidlitart

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4. Pandemonium 2000

Pandemonium 2000 illustration by Christine Marie Larsen editorial and kid lit

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5. Little Joey

Little Joey Ramone illustration by Christine Marie Larsen

A dream picture book!

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6. Flying Machines

Illustration of flying machines and hot air balloons by Christine Marie Larsen

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7. When the mountain is out

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a mountain scene with cityscape and people walking in a park. Mt. Rainier

People love a sunny day, especially when the mountain is out. Gouache on paper illustration, 9x12. 

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8. Paula: On The Drawing Board...Dogs, Etc.!

I’m working on and finishing up a few projects, and all have a dog or dogs. Also, in different styles. Below are clips from the final or working toward final illustrations.

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9. Summer Float

Christine Marie Larsen Illustation: Floating on the Lake in an inner tube.

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10. The Winner

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration: The Winner. A chicken victorious.

More chicken illustrations for your pleasure. Gouache on bristol with some graphite and a little elbow grease.

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11. Gorgon Tea Party

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration Gorgon Tea Party Medusa, Sthenno and Euryale

Awwwww... Phorcys and Ceto's girls are havin' a tea party!

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12. Brave: One Perfect Day - Picture Book Review


Brave: One Perfect Day 
by Steve Purcell, illustrated by Matt Nolte
Publication date: 15 May 2012 by Disney Press
ISBN 10/13: 1423143612 | 9781423143611
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Category: Children's Picture Book
Keywords: Children's, picture book, princess, adventure
Format: Harcover
Source: Borrowed from library


Synopsis:

Featuring an original story about Princess Merida as well as illustrations by one of the artists working on the Pixar film, Brave, this jacketed picture book will appeal to little girls who want to know more about their favorite character.

Thuy's Review:

Merida is a princess. That means that she must act like a princess. She's not supposed to laugh too loud, roughhouse, or get messy. But, once in awhile, Merida gets a whole day to do whatever she wants. On these days, Merida takes off on her horse for an adventure in the Scottish wilds!

This is a very short, cute read. There isn't much of a story. It pretty much just follows Merida around during her day of adventure. I think it would be entertaining for very young children, especially if they've seen Brave and liked it. I love the illustrations in this. It looks like watercolors and I just love the movement and looseness that the medium affords. Merida's hair is awesome, and is just and wild and cool as it is in the movie.

While this was a cute book, it isn't one that I personally feel like I need to own. However, if your kids loved the movie, they might like this as well. It does have a subtle message at the end, about being yourself and being unique. I feel like that message is more of an afterthought than the main theme of the story though. The book is more about being curious and not being afraid to explore the world around you, which is also a good message. I'd recommend checking it out from the library first to see if this is something you want to own.
 


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13. A Boy Can Dream

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a boy who never sleeps, brushes teeth, or washes.

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14. Bears and bears and bears

Christine Marie Larsen Bears sketchbook character study

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15. Paper Boating

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration: Girls with Paper Boats

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16. Found treasures

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a person on a ladder reaching for a box

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17. I See You

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration: Animals Peeking out of Jungle

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18. Girl with Ruler

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a Girl holding a Ruler

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19. Happy Halloween!


Painted pomegranate bottle; acrylic.

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20. A good row to hoe

Gouache on bristol illustration of a farmer hoeing her field.

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21. Rescue Mission

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22. Crafty Chloe: Dress-Up Mess-Up - Picture Book Review


Crafty Chloe: Dress-Up Mess-Up (Crafty Chloe #2) 
by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Heather Ross
Publication date: 13 August 2013 by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13: 9781442421240
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Category: Children's Picture Book
Keywords: Picture book, crafting, art
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library


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The Parade of Books has arrived, and it’s Chloe’s chance to showcase her crafty costume talents. Leo wants Chloe to be the Frankenstein to his Dracula, and Chloe can’t wait to dress like a monster. But when Emma wants to wear Fairy Club costumes instead, Chloe is torn like a scrap of fabric. She doesn’t want to disappoint her friends—but how can she possibly please them both? Luckily, a little glitter and a lot of imagination just might give Chloe the answer!

Thuy's Review:

The annual book parade is around the corner and Chloe and her friends must prepare costumes based on their favorite book characters. But trouble arises when Chloe promises to be a monster with her friend Leo and then promises to be a fairy with her friend Emma. Chloe doesn't want to disappoint either friend, so what is she going to do?

First of all, what a great premise. We never had anything like a book costume parade when I was Chloe's age but I think I would have loved it. This is a really cute book and I loved that Chloe was so crafty and creative when it came to her costumes. I like that the book encourages kids to use their imaginations and make things. The story itself wasn't super original or exciting but it was cute and I think kids will like it. It was a bit predictable but I think that kids will like it.

As a crafty person myself, I think Crafty Chloe: Dress-Up Mess-Up is an adorable book to read to kids and get them in the crafting spirit. It would be fun to read this with a child and do some crafts to go with it. Definitely worth a read if you have children in your life.
 


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23. Hoarding Squirrel

The quail agree, squirrels are the WORST.

Another all digital experiment.

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24. A Splash of Red - Picture Book Review


A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
by Jen Bryan, illustrated Melissa Sweet
Publication date: 08 Jan 2013 by Knopf Book for Young Readers
ISBN 10/13: 0375867120 |  9780375867125
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Category: Children's Non-Fiction Picture Book
Keywords: Children's, picture book, non-fiction, art, biography
Format: Hardcover; ebook
Source: Library


Synopsis:

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him.He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint! Soon, people—including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth—started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country.

Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.

Thuy's Review:

A really wonderful and beautifully written picture book about the life of American artist Horace pippin. I had I idea the story was based on a real person when I started reading it and found myself totally engrossed by the story of Pippin's life. I was completely charmed by the story and finding out that it's about a real person just gives it more resonance.

The artwork is fantastic and is a mix of painting, drawing and collage. I especially loved the early drawings by Horace. The art also includes quotes by Pippin, which he used in his artwork. The words are simple but strong and bring another facet of Pippin to life.

I was unfamiliar with Pippin's work before and A Splash or Red presented his story in a really accessible way. I think both children and adults will be able to enjoy this book and I definitely think it will inspire interest in Pippin's work. I also liked that there was an index in the back with places where one could go see Pippin's work along with sources for more information on Pippin. I am not usually a big fan of non-fiction picture books but A Splash of Red was a delight to read and one that I highly recommend.
 


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25. Dinosaur

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a Green Dinosaur

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