© 2013 Katherine

Still Brushing Away


As the launch date for the book quickly approaches I am finishing up the illustrations for The Word Burglar. Looking upon this process I feel so blessed to have been able to share it with dear friend and the author, Chris Cander. This has been quite a journey and I am looking forward to what comes next. Below is a bit about the book and the image above is still in the works.



When he was quite young, the Word Burglar desperately wanted to learn to read, but his mother and father were too busy working and caring for his big brothers and sisters to stop long enough to teach him. “Please,” he begged. “The words look good enough to eat. Please, somebody! Teach me how to read!” Children at the cusp of reading will understand the insatiable desire that turns this quiet little boy to a life of crime, stealing words from the books of friends and neighbors with the faint hope that one day he will be able to read. The Word Burglar reveals the beauty and power of language and helps children understand that without reading skills they become diminished. With a glossary of the Word Burglar’s purloined words and intriguing art that puts the power of books in proper perspective, this tongue-in-cheek tale will delight logophiles of all ages and encourage new or struggling readers to persevere.

Coming April 2013 from Bright Sky Press.

Pre-order your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


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