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MY BIG LIST OF FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: PART 4

09.27.13

Here’s the fourth installment of my favorite picture book illustrators. Click here for Part 1, here for Part 2, and here for Part 3.

Taro Gomi

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Lydia Monks

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Gaetan Doremus

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Oliver Jeffers

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Roger Duvoisin

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Arnold Lobel

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Jeanne Bendick

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Art Seiden

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Marc Boutavant

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James Marshall

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MY BIG LIST OF FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: PART 3

09.13.13

Here’s the third installment of my favorite picture book illustrators. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

Marla Frazee

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Ezra Jack Keats

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James Flora

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Jon Klassen

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Hyewon Yum

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Bill Peet

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David Small

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Dan Yaccarino

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Valeria Petrone

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Mo Willems

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Mercer Mayer

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MY BIG LIST OF FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: PART 2

09.07.13

Here is the second installment of my favorite picture book illustrators. Click on the link to check out PART 1.

Emma Dodd

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Richard Scarry

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Tove Jansson

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Maurice Sendak

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Gustaf Tengren

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Peggy Rathmann

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Bob Shea

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Stephen Savage

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Istvan Banyai

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Aurelius Battaglia

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Jeff Newman

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MY BIG LIST OF FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: PART 1

08.17.13

I love children’s book art and have a large collection of picture books from my favorite artists. I keep them in my studio and look through them often. I was recently asked what my favorite children’s book artists were, and like most times when I’m put on the spot, I froze. My mind went blank. So, I created a list of over fifty children’s book artists that I love, and this is the first part of a five part blog post.

Mary Blair

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Yara Kono

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Bob Staake

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Dan Krall

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Crockett Johnson

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Bernard Most

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Valeri Gorbachev

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Leo Timmers

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Neal Layton

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Antoinette Portis

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Who are your favorite children’s book artists?

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SUMMERTIME PHOTO FUN! Libraries, Bookstores, and Trolleys! Oh, My! SLIDESHOW!

07.30.13

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Early in the Summer I had a wonderful time visiting Shoreview Public Library. I just received this fabulous Thank You card from Librarian extraodinaire, Angela Miller

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Here are some photos of the event!

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WOW!

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There were even dinosaur lollipops!

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I went down to Virginia to see my niece graduate from high school and did an event at the crazy-awesome Givens Books. This is me and my brother outside Givens Books. He was super helpful in getting in contact with Mr. Givens.

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Here’s the check-out counter at Givens Books!

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The Three Triceratops felt right at home!

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Awesome Jack and the Beanstalk!

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Kazoo along!

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Signing books with two awesome kids!

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Passing out bookmarks and stickers.

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Signing.

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Me and my fabulous wife Trisha Speed Shaskan, who is responsible for all these great photos at Givens Books. We both fell in love with the store.

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Me, Mr. Givens, and his daughter.

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I visited Chapter 2 Books in Hudson WI.

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Reading A DOG IS A DOG.

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Reading A DOG IS A DOG.

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A lot of family came out to see me. Thanks to the Jacot clan that stormed the bookstore!

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Best action photo! Once again thanks to Trisha for taking great photos!

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Check out the new slippers! A big thank you to Kari Pearson for taking all these awesome photos. It was 93 degrees out and I was there for over three hours doing three different readings.

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Stomp like a dinosaur!

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Reading THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF.

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Singing songs!

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Playing kazoos!

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It’s always great to see friends on board!

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Thanks Monica, Harlo, and Levi!

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Playing some toddler tunes.

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Reading THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF.

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Reading THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF!

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The fabulous Pamela Klinger-Horn showed up with her mother in-law!







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Star-Nosed Moles and Super Sleuths!

04.23.13

Here’s some new art for stories that my wife Trisha Speed Shaskan and I are collaborating on!

Two Rock Star-Nosed Moles!

Two Rock Star-Nosed Moles!

Kit rocks the drums and Buzz shreds on guitar!

Kit rocks the drums and Buzz shreds on guitar!

Q and Ray Elm Tree elementary's Super Sleuths!

Q and Ray Elm Tree elementary’s Super Sleuths!

Super Sleuth Badges!

Super Sleuth Badges!

Ray likes to eat stinky cheese and onion sandwiches. Q can smell him a mile away.

Ray likes to eat stinky cheese and onion sandwiches. Q can smell him a mile away.

The Amazing Mustela, magician and main suspect!

The Amazing Mustela, magician and main suspect!

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The Three Triceratops Maze!

04.05.13

Click on the image below and print!

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The Three Triceratops Tuff Headbands!

03.28.13

All three dinosaur brothers: Stanley Tuff, Rufus Tuff, and Bob Tuff in one pdf.

Click on an image below, print the pdf, and make all three dinos.

Remember to print horizontally!

STANLEY TUFF!

STANLEY TUFF!

RUFUS TUFF!

RUFUS TUFF!

BOB TUFF!

BOB TUFF!

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Illustrator Day at Greenwood Elementary in Plymouth, MN

02.28.13

I had a fantastic time on Tuesday, February 26th at Greenwood Elementary School in Plymouth, MN. A BIG thanks to Linda Gibbons (Media Specialist), Lauren Ingwaldson (Super Tech Person STP), and Pam Christensen (PTA) for making my visit so welcoming.

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Talking about books I’ve illustrated.

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From the start of A DOG IS A DOG to the finish, I used eleven sketch books.

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I always have a sketch book with me. Showing kids my sketches.

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Working on a group doodle with the students.

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5 different students draw squiggly lines on the paper and then I connect the lines and we figure out what it is.

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This one turned out to be an octopus. That day we also had a crocodile fish, a crazy elephant, a guy in a snow hat, and a princess sniffing a flower.

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Coming up with new rhymes to DOWN BY THE BAY.

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My personal favorite was, “Have you ever seen a rabbit with a bad habit.” I chose to make the bad habit biting fingernails.

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Singing DOWN BY THE BAY with the new rhymes.

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Ending the talk.

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Finishing off with some jumping and dancing!

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Loose Ends

12.01.12

First, I would like to thank everyone for all your support.

Second, I am now a part of a glog (group blog) called WORD DISCO. Here is the link to my first post on Word Disco.

Third, I am now being represented by the fabulous Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency. Here’s the link to my portfolio on their site.

Fourth, NEW ART!

©Stephen Shaskan 2012 from Rat and Mouse and early chapter book series I am working on with my wife Trisha Speed Shaskan.

©Stephen Shaskan 2012 Another piece from Rat and Mouse’s first big adventure.

©Stephen Shaskan 2012 Revising Little Choo.

And fifth, a sneak peek at some art from the upcoming Three Triceratops Tuff (Simon&Schuster Spring 2013).

The Three Triceratops Tuff

The Three Triceratops Tuff

The Three Triceratops Tuff

Sixth, I have a cafepress site Rhymes With Trashcan

Tate shows off his stylin’ new Dog is a Dog Tee!

A Dog is a Dog Tee as modeled by Tate!

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Thanks!

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