Kerry Clare's "With My Children, Learning to Love the Little Things" in the new issue of The Walrus features one of my very favourite illos from my first book together with Julie Morstad.
|from When You Were Small ~ Julie Morstad (Simply Read Books)|
Looking at this picture makes me so happy for so many reasons, but right at the front of the queue is the joy of working with Julie Morstad.
When You Were Small has been in print for a decade now...it has gone through a number of editions, including a special project with the Mexican Ministry of Education that saw sixty thousand copies given away to primary students.
The book is going to be published in French for the first time this year (by Éditions de L'Étagère du bas) and is being republished by Simply Read Books in a special paperback edition which is pleasing because is makes it more accessible to more children.
Oh, and all three of The Henry Books are being published in Simplified Chinese by Tiandai of Beijing.
It's so nice seeing our book finding its place in the world and also so lovely to look at this picture and remember when it was new.
The issue of The Walrus with the article is on stands now. It also references my beautiful baby books with Karen Klassen and you can see more of her work here.