Posts Tagged ‘children’s book illustration’

New Book Cover

April 7, 2011


Do you ever wonder how animals sleep?
Coming in June 2011

Frog Princess

February 27, 2011


In honor of National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, I thought I would post this canvas of Phoebe opening the door to see her suitors lined up to see her. I have been working on new sketches and characters based on this painting. Phoebe has had a makeover, and the story is really coming along. I am putting together a dummy for this fairy tale. My version’s working title is called Phoebe’e Big Day.

I even dusted off my printing press and am working on a collage style for this story that incorporates monoprints…so far so good, but not ready to show you! 🙂 I am including a small sketch of the “new Phoebe,” (the one without text) and I will show more very soon.

Jack and the Beanstalk

February 26, 2011

I’ve been a bit swamped and haven’t been able to fit in a new fairy tale image.  But this illustration is from “The Truth About Ogres” that I illustrated for Picture Window Books.  Jack and the Beanstalk!!  Happy Fairy Tales to you!!

The New York SCBWI Conference

January 28, 2011

The New York SCBWI Conference 2011 starts today!  You can keep track of all the goings on through Twitter or here, The Official SCBWI Conference Blog, that is… unless you’re already there. What fun!

The 2011 Caldecott winner is!!!

January 10, 2011

A Sick Day for Amos McGee…..Just in case you missed it!!

Amos McGee, an elderly man who works at the zoo, finds time each day for five special friends. With empathy and understanding he gives the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl the attention they need. One morning, Amos wakes up with a bad cold and stays home in bed. His friends wait patiently and then leave the zoo to visit him. Their trip mirrors his daily bus ride to the zoo and spans three nearly wordless spreads. Amos, sitting up in bed, clasps his hands in delight when his friends arrive.

http://www.ala.org/index.cfm

My Book is on Sale!

January 7, 2011

Hi y’all.  Here’s a book I illustrated that is now for sale on Amazon!  Just thought I’d spread the happy news!

My New Book

January 5, 2011


I’m so excited to show you a sneak peak of my first illustrated book!
The book is a bedtime story full of sleepy, cuddly creatures of all kinds.

Look for it in early spring of 2011!

www.robertabaird.com

Join Us for the Twelve Days of Christmas

December 6, 2010

The Doodle Diner is serving up a double dose of doodle goodness and some caroling on the side!

Starting on December 13, 2010 the  Doodle Diner will be presenting their own version of the Twelve days of Christmas. Check back each day for a new illustration of an old classic!

Sketchbook Project 2011 ~ Finished!

November 29, 2010

My Nighttime Stories Sketchbook is finished… Off to the post office it goes!  But you can view it as it tours the country starting in  February! Here are the cities and dates:

http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject/exhibitions

Burning

November 13, 2010

Mama always said that “The way to a man’s heart was through his stomach.”   So when Charity invited Oscar over for Thanksgiving dinner, she found out pretty quickly that she was in trouble!