Quill and Quire

Picture Books

By Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace, the veteran Canadian-born children’s author and illustrator, begins his latest picture book in an unidentified American town. (Wallace now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, a likely contender.) Young Brando is attempting to catch a ... Read More »

August 5, 2008 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Chris Tougas

In last year’s Mechanimals, author/illustrator Chris Tougas married an original idea – a farmer who has lost his animals creates delightful new mechanical ones – to charmingly offbeat illustrations. With Art’s Supplies, he tells a ... Read More »

July 2, 2008 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Sean L. Moore

The young protagonist in Vancouver author/illustrator Sean L. Moore’s latest rhyming picture book has a footwear obsession: Jane yearns for yellow boots. She drops subtle clues for her clueless parents by drawing pictures of bananas ... Read More »

July 2, 2008 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Per-Henrik Gürth

Per-Henrik Gürth, illustrator of the classic Canadiana picture books Canada 123 and ABC of Canada, returns with his fifth Kids Can Press book. Once again, simple text that’s pleasant but nothing special (Gürth’s own this ... Read More »

June 25, 2008 | Filed under: Picture Books