The new book is out! It’s a long one at 144 pages. Didn’t count how many illustrations. It’s a poetry anthology put together by Mary Ann Hoberman, former US Children’s Poet Laureate. Some original poems by MA but mostly a vast selection of poems from all over not just children’s books.
Not every page has art on it though. Some pages are completely blank as the owners of rights stipulated no image on the page, not even a decorative border….
I had fun with this one as it has so many different style poems in it. Broken into chapters of similar types like sad, or scary, or poems about time…. speaking of which I always enjoy doing the more unusual ones with abstract or surreal themes.
I also tried to combine art into a spread encompassing several poems. Not as easy as you’d think.
I’ll add more art soon.