Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Just look at this Cat!

What a treat! the F&Gs are here and Cat looks so handsome!
The book will be out on January 28th, 2014 (Dial Penguin).

Japanese edition of NO

The actual book has just arrived from Japan! with a little help from my friend Shi Ei.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Is It Big or Is It Little in the NYTimes


Opposites Attract

‘Pomelo’s Opposites’ and ‘Is It Big or Is It Little?’

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The first few years of childhood seem marked by contrasts: babies are unequivocally small, adults are unquestionably large, and the area in between goes unexplored. But a little later in child development, those stark oppositions give way to more subtle comparisons. “Pomelo’s Opposites” and “Is It Big or Is It Little?,” two stylish new books for the preschool set, play with ideas of difference in ways that are sure to provoke thought and giggles.


Written and illustrated by Claudia Rueda
26 pp. Eerdmans. $14. (Picture book; ages 3 to 6)

From "Is It Big or Is It Little?"

In “Is It Big or Is It Little?,” the Colombian author Claudia Rueda approaches opposites from a different slant. The book has a chic, graphic look: if it were an outfit, you’d be proud to wear it into Hermès. The double-page spreads are colored exclusively in an urbane palette of persimmon, glossy black, cream and putty gray; a cat, dog, mouse and a couple of ants scamper across them, telling a little story about perspective as they go.
The world looks quite different to the perpetually anxious mouse than it does to his pursuer, the prowling cat: a puddle is deep, a ball of wool is big, the yarn is long. But the addition of a bulldog is a game-changer, and in the flip of a page the cat is transformed from scary to scared. Though brief, “Is It Big or Is It Little?” is attractive, funny and filled with exciting action; you may come away from it humming the tune to “The Pink Panther.” Rueda’s resourceful mouse has something in common with that charming cartoon creature.


Acaban de llegar las primeras copias!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Los más vendidos de Mayo en la Tienda de Oz

A Veces va bien estar al lado de los monstruos!

A Veces. Ed. Oceano Travesía

From UConn's NE Children's Lit Collection blog

Claudia Rueda’s new book

Rueda cover 2013Rueda 2013 pg6
Congratulations to Claudia Rueda, Billie M. Levy Travel Grant recipient in 2009, for the new English 
translation of her 2011 book “Todo es relativo.” This one is “Is it Big or Is it Little?” and is published 
by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.  This is a charming book for the youngest readers which 
compares concepts such as deep and shallow, long and short, and beginning and end.  
Felicitaciones, Claudia!