So the spotlight today is on Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace series of "Little ..." books, published by Chronicle Books. The stories all share a similar concept, a variation on a traditional family routine -- eating, bedtime, clean-up -- and are totally charming and funny. The illustrations by Jen Corace are just marvelous: ink and watercolor, simple and uncluttered on a white background, but with plenty of carefully planned details.
Originally published as picture books from 2005 to 2009, they are now available in board book format as a box set.
What's next for these two very talented people? I'm looking forward to Amy's "The Wonder Book" with illustrations by Paul Schmid (I can't wait to see his work as well!) I'm also eagerly awaiting Jen Corace's "Mathilda and the orange ballon," written by Randall De Sève. Both books are being published by HarperCollins.
Look for books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace at your local library and bookstores!