Monday, June 11, 2007

Fall Preview–Pssst!

Here's the jacket of my fall '07 picture book, Pssst!. It's to be released at the beginning of September by Harcourt. It's the story of a day at the zoo, and what happens when the animals start asking for favors. And it's got penguins in it, which I understand the kids like. More images from the book to come.

10 comments:

Bill said...

This looks sweet! I want to read it.

Shawn Escott said...

Oh Man! This is awesome! I like the ice cube :) The ape is nice too! It's all good!

THE Incredible Andy said...

Goodness, you're a book-churning-outing machine! I especially like the turtle and the fatty Adam Rex pebguin. Neeeeeato! Also, I put a ton of junk on my blog, so now it's not as skimpy as it once was. You keep doing great stuff, as always.

Ted Dawson said...
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Ted Dawson said...

Can't wait to read the book! The cover is great; extremely well designed and fun to look at. I think it's an interesting contrast between the realism of the animals and the more cartoony hooman. On the other hand, maybe the gorilla would look cartoony to a gorilla, so maybe it's just my perception. And I can't even imagine how the guy in the gorilla suit would view this.

Great stuff!

Bill Ferguson said...

In this case I will judge a book by it's cover. Fantastic!!!!, I love the gorilla and the turtle.

Adam Rex said...

Thanks, guys!
The contrast between the animals and human was very intentional, Ted, and I'm glad you noticed it. It's a reflection of the whole idea that a more simplified character is also more sympathetic and familar. A greater number of people can relate to the character.

This probably works for animal characters, too, but in a weird way I think animals are automatically more relatable. They don't look like you, but they don't look like anyone else, either, so they don't push us aside. I hope I'm making sense.

Bobby Chiu said...

What a charming cover! Wonderful job Adam!!

Nathan Lindsay said...

whoa! I *love* these animals

Beastie Boy said...

OK... What are the sloths doing?