Look at Karen's smile. She looks like she is feeling happy here. I smile when I am feeling happy too!
When Karen illustrates a book, she has to show the feelings of the characters with her pictures. There is a little girl in this story, named Shug, that has many feelings. The little girl is in a pink dress. Look how Karen draws the little girl to show her feelings.
While waiting in line for her circus ticket, Shug's little brother tugs on her braid. This hurts, and Shug doesn't like it. She shows her feelings of being angry with her brother by lowering her eyebrows, and tightening her lips. Do you do that when you are angry?
My face kind of looks like that too, when I am feeling angry. And, when I am feeling angry, I turn red.
Shug's brothers are playing, but she is sad. Can you tell that Shug is sad? Her eyes and eyebrows are low, and her lower lip is sticking out a bit. Poor little Shug.
This book is called: "The Swizzledorfers Visit the Big Top" and it can be purchased on Karen's website at www.karendeming.com. She also has more exciting illustrations there.
If you want me to talk about your book or illustrations, please contact me and my author, so we can discuss the "possibilities."
Notes and Announcements
*My author said that she will be "co-hosting" (whatever that means) a fun event on Facebook on December 17th. She said it is called "2nd Annual Author Christmas Giveaway." You are all invited. It will be fun! It is a great way to meet all kinds of authors and chat with them online.
*Also, Jodi Desautels is still having a giveaway contest on all of her blogs to help her make her websites more fun and interesting for everyone. People can comment for a chance to win a copy of my book, "Clarinda Cloud." She said that she wanted to have more "interaction" and "feedback." (Sometimes she uses big words. I don't always understand them. So, I just copy her words. I trust her.) She said to follow these links for more information and to comment for your chance to win. Thank you!
~DUO Education Learning Blog
~Clarinda Cloud's Feelings Blog
~What is New with Jodi Desautels?