Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BUNNY SLOPES winner of the PPN Annual Book Show in the ebook category

About the Award:
Since 1970, awards for outstanding book design, production, and manufacturing have been presented at the Publishing Professionals Network Book Show. The judges are experienced in design, production, and related areas. The PPN Book Show is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the United States.  All book projects that receive awards are showcased in the annual catalog, which is distributed to attendees at the Book Show and Awards Event, and on the PPN website. They are also announced in press releases to the trade press.

Teacher Cat on the Washington Post Back to school list

"It’s all in good fun, though, and kids will think it is just purrfect."

The Washington Post

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Veces on TV

My book A Veces will be featured tomorrow at 8:45 am in the next chapter of the Children's Literature reading program Salta la Página from Telepacifico. The program is aimed for children between the ages of 6 and 12, under the direction of audiovisual director Andrea Serna.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Praise for Teacher Cat

Underwood and Rueda maintain the droll narration and spare visual humor of the previous books ... There’s plenty to giggle over. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“In a clean-up worthy of The Cat in the Hat, the kittens pitch in to save the day. . . . Cat’s droll expressions and signs are highlights . . . [and] readers may get a kick out of imagining what adventures they might have with their own substitute teachers.” —Kirkus

“Whether new to this series or a seasoned fan, this amusing read-aloud has much to offer the younger back-to-school crowd.” —School Library Journal

Underwood’s clever use of page-turns and comedic timing…deliver a droll story about the joys and challenges of teaching.” —The Horn Book

Teacher Cat, a WSJ Best Children's Book

Link to the article

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Catalogo Iberoamericano de Ilustración

A big pleasure to share the jury of the VIII Catalogo Iberoamericano de ilustración with such a wonderful group of people: Leonard Marcus, Teresa Tellechea, Gerardo Suzán and Diana Arias. Congratulations to all the winners.
Iberoamerica Ilustra

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Star for Teacher Cat

Available August 8, 2017

Publishers Weekly
★ 05/15/2017
When Ms. Melba has to go to the doctor, the star of Here Comes the Easter Cat and its sequels reluctantly agrees to be a substitute teacher at Kitty School. Underwood and Rueda maintain the droll narration and spare visual humor of the previous books as Cat guides eager kittens through music (electric guitars are involved), building time (a “fountain that spouts fish” is involved), and art (major cleanup is involved). There’s plenty to giggle over on almost every page, but the funniest moment might belong to Ms. Melba, who returns to the classroom with a “cone of shame” around her neck. Ages 3–5. Author’s agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary. (Aug.)

Publisher's Weekly

Looks like bunny is cooking something new!

Sketches for a new book

Roosters are not cute, I know. But they are funny. These are the first sketches for a new book about a king, some roosters and many sketches.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The lines of the imagination: LA LINEA

Drawing is taking a line for a walk
Paul Klee

When I was a little, I had to do hundreds of what we called planas at school. A long repetition of curves and lines that would make us become better at scriptwriting. Meanwhile, my imagination would go to many different places and also the pencil I had in my hands.
In this book I wanted to play with the idea of the connection between the mind and the pencil, and also to celebrate the joy of the imagination.This is the review from Oceano Travesía:
This original book is made up of a line. It's a simple pencil line that one day gets bored of doing exercises on the page of a grid notebook and decides to escape from the classroom. The line goes to the city, climbs up high mountains and reaches the ocean, where it faces the fearsome pirates. It is then that readers realize that the true protagonist of the story is a child named Leonardo, whose imagination flies in the middle of the class. While his colleagues practice calligraphy, he goes on the adventure.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Santa Cat paper Cat Indie Best seller

Great news from the Indie list. Santa Cat paperback edition appeared on the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) indie bestseller list for the weekend ending January first. 

Turkish Bunny

I just saw the cover for the Turkish edition of Bunny Slopes. Google translates the title as "Skier Rabbit", which sounds really cute.