Thursday, September 27, 2012

A future illustrator - Jody Labauve from Walker, LA

The other night I attended a very special Book Festival at our local Walker Elementary School in Walker, LA. I read my children's picture book The Pea in Peanut Butter to four different groups of kids. They were amazing! While the kids waited for my reading, they colored some coloring pages from my book.

Below are some that a little girl named Jody Labauve and (I think) her sister Mady Labauve colored for me!! It meant so much to me that I promised Jody I'd post them on my blog. She is an excellent colorer and so is her sister! I think we may have our next illustrator in the works. Look how she highlighted the hair and the hands in all the right spots and even textured the walls! I am truly impressed. Thank you Jody & Mady, I will treasure these forever!

What do you think?





12 comments:

  1. This is so sweet! What a great keepsake!

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    1. She was so cute too. She was too shy to give them to me herself, so her dad had to help her. Made me so happy!

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  2. Thanks, Kelly. These kinds of things are what makes me keep going!

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  3. Wow! I am truely impressed with this young artist. I think you are quite correct when you say future illistrator.

    Makes you wonder where she will be in 10 years time.

    ctny

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  4. Sounds like you were a hit, and those are really nice colourings. How cute is that! Roz has enjoyed colouring in her pages and still loves the story and asks for it. :)

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    1. Awe, thanks for saying that about my coloring book. You made my day!

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  5. Wow, she did do a great job. How fun for you that must have been!

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  6. Very sweet! Sounds like it was a fun event for you, too, Allyn. :)

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    1. Events like that make everything us writers have to go through, worth it!

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