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Calista Brill and Kenard Pak (The Children's Book Podcast #462)

September 19, 2018

CAT WISHES    

 

Calista Brill (@CalistaBrill) and Kenard Pak (@kenardpak) are the author and illustrator, respectively, of CAT WISHES, a new picture book about a cat who catches a snake but spares its life when the snake says it will grant the cat three wishes. In our conversation we discuss clinging to skepticism and characters who imagine themselves as cynical when really they're revealed to be quite caring. When reading CAT WISHES be sure to pay close attention to the syncopation of art and words. It's beautiful. 

 

  

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

In this playfully subversive fairytale, perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, the ever-skeptical Cat learns that wishes can come true—just not always in the ways we expect. At turns sly and sweet, this clever story about friendship will leave no doubt that true magic lies in our connections with others, not just the wishes we make.

 

There's no such thing as a wish.

 

Or is there?

 

In this playful fairy tale, ever-skeptical Cat learns that wishes can come true—and not always in the ways we expect. After all, true magic lies in our connections with others, not just in the wishes we make.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Calista Brill is a writer and editor based in New York City. She writes stories about boats, cats, dragons, construction equipment, elephants, horses, and many other things. She likes reading comic books, sewing quilts, and eating lime Popsicles. Her latest book, with art by Tad Carpenter, is Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue.

 

Learn more about Calista Brill at calistabrill.com

 

And purchase any one of Calista's books for you, your readers, a friend, or a library HERE.

Kenard Pak has experienced changing seasons in his life as well. Starting out as a visual development artist with DreamWorks and Disney, Mr. Pak has also illustrated children's books such as HAVE YOU HEARD THE NESTING BIRD? By Rita Gray and THE DINNER THAT COOKED ITSELF by J. C. Hsyu. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife and their three cats.

 

Learn more about Kenard Pak at pandagun.com

 

And purchase any one of Kenard's books for you, your readers, a friend, or a library HERE.

 

 

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