Review of Blue Burt and Wiggles!
calls it "A pure pleasure"
first review of Blue Burt and Wiggles was
just published in Kirkus Reviews. The reviewer really
focused in on Derek's specific visual approach to
the book, so this review is particularly
intriguing. The reviewer says "Anderson's
pleasingly busy illustrations give readers a perspective
high." and "Half-hidden
humorous details will keep youngsters' attention long after
the first reading, while the expressive and adorable main
characters will have them clamoring for more. A pure
will be posting more reviews as they become available.
the complete review, please click HERE.
to Illustrate the
2007 Minnesota Library
has been asked to illustrate the 2007 Minnesota Library Summer
Reading Program. His original illustrations will appear on posters
and bookmarks, among other things, to help promote reading in Minnesota
next summer. Derek will be working on the artwork over the course
but the finished poster and other materials will not be available
until sometime next year. Derek is honored to be working on this
great project. Many wonderful illustrators have been tapped
to contribute to this
valuable program in past years including Dav Pilkey, Lane Smith,
Peggy Rathmann and Stephen Gammell, who's "Catch the Beat
at Your Library" is appearing this summer.
Speaks to Reading Rainbow Authors & Illustrators
May, Derek was invited to speak to a group of young authors and
illustrators at the TPT Channel 2 studios in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The audience of more than 200 consisted of kindergarten through
third graders and their families. Each student had written and
illustrated a book of their own and the kids in attendance had
as winners of the statewide competition. Derek spoke about
writing and illustrating and how he got started making books.
New Sampling from Derek's Books
just posted a gallery of paintings from Derek's books.
If there's a book you missed or
are just visiting the site for the first time,
give you a flavor and feel for the books Derek has
published so far. So click on the picture above and enjoy!