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Friday, April 22, 2011

Twelfth Page Spread in Roz's 2011 Fake Journal

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Above is the twelfth page spread in my 2011 fake journal. It was created on April 11 (the yellow background portions) and April 12 (the far right fox sketch with color test swatches).

Text on the yellow background portions reads:
[vertically at left] 9:30 p.m. Space after"u" in last line of reviews

[Three columns of text]
April 11. 2011 My Birthday and what a great present in today's mail. The mock up for "That's No Excuse…" I know it's not the final cover, but it's worrisome to see a typo…Makes me nervous that I'm missing others. I'll look at it again tomorrow with fresh eyes. And have Bill look at it. The Real Bill. More cake today. Always a good thing. Lots of phone calls from friends. When I got home from my bike ride (26 mph gusts!) there were 6 calls, each one singing a birthday greeting.

Maybe it's possible to think about a sequel to TNE? If it's a hit, they'd probably go for it. Cats are a pain to draw but this Bill has such a fun personality. And it would be fun to have plush toys.



Text on the back cover (left portion) of the book cover proof stuck to the left page (front cover and spine are readable):

All around him things were falling apart. If Bill didn’t act quickly he was going to end up having a very bad day indeed. What’s a cat to do?

Praise for That’s No Excuse…
“Bill takes multitasking and disaster management to new levels
from which we can all learn. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Tony Hayward, former CEO of BP

“How Bill overcomes the calamity that is “Tuesday, the 10th of May” will have every reader, young and old, rolling on the floor in laughter.”
—Booklist (starred review)

“Not one day goes by when I don’t pray to God that this woman would stop writing books,
and corrupting our children.”
—Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and current reality TV star (unsolicited endorsement)


Cover illustrations copyright@2010 by Esther Rayde
Cover design by Emma Spark


Mind Factory Books / Dapper Design
Printed in the United States of America


Ages 7 and up
$7.95/ Higher in Canada

Text on the White background and painting on right reads:
Cobalt, Indian Yellow, English Red, All Schmincke gouache, Also Holbein white handy at time
4.12.11  10:08 p.m.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Love this! Lovely illustrations. ...and now I want to read That's No Excuse too. The reviews are a gas... BP...Nice praise from Palin! and always higher in Canada. sigh.
Great post.

Miss T said...

Any book that horrifies Sarah Palin is bound to be a good book. Even if it's a fake book within a fake book. Even if it's about a cat.

Judi said...

Love the Sarah Palin review!!! LOL