#BookADay: SKINK ON THE BRINK by Lisa Dalrymple & Suzanne Del Rizzo (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
#BookADay: SKINK ON THE BRINK , written by Lisa Dalrymple and illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo (Fitzhenry and Whiteside Publishers, 2013). I interviewed both Lisa and Suzanne about their book, and you can find out about their writing, illustrating and publication process. TONS of fascinating process photos from Suzanne, whose illustrations are low relief sculptures created in plasticine (modelling clay) and pressed onto illustration board. The final plasticine art is then professionally photographed. See the interview/photos here: inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/9/23/interview-lisa-dalry...
"Stewie is a very special skink — he has a beautiful blue tail which gives him a superpower against his enemies. Stewie loves singing his songs and rhymes as he dashes around his home. But as he grows up his beautiful blue tail starts to turn grey — he can't call himself Stewie the Blue anymore! And without his rhymes, his home by the pond doesn't feel as special either. A new Tell-Me-More Storybook about self-esteem, change, and growing up. Includes non-fiction back matter with bonus information and activities."
More about the book on the Fitzhenry & Whiteside site:
Lisa Dalrymple: lisadalrymple.com/
Suzanne Del Rizzo: suzannedelrizzo.com/