I wanted to wish a happy belated "book birthday" to
Follow That Map! by Sheri Tan, illustrated by me, and published by Lee and Low Books!
To celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of the paperback, so if you'd like to enter the BOOK GIVEAWAY, please leave a comment to enter by 10/27 midnight PST. Good luck!
This Dive Into Reading early chapter book reader was a true challenge to illustrate, truth-be-told! There were multiple scenes of crowds, buildings, and interior shots of buses and subways, and it was a challenge to provide easy-to-follow (not daunting) illustrations of what it would be like to use public transportation. Thankfully with the keen art direction by Maria Mercado and guidance by editor, Jessica Echeverria, I feel that we succeeded and I’m so proud of how this sweet book turned out. Following Pablo and his friends as they walk, ride the bus, then take the subway to finally arrive at Coney Island, is such a rewarding feeling as you empathize with Pablo's friends how sometimes travel can be challenging. Someday, I'd love to visit Coney Island, and maybe I'll take the same route the kids follow. :) It was an honor to illustrate this 8th book in the series and I hope you all get a chance to enjoy this story! Visit: https://www.leeandlow.com/books/follow-that-map, or your local bookstore for a copy, or do enter for a chance to win!
PS - thank you, Kirkus, for a wonderful review..I'm very grateful.