Sneak Peek

Here’s the first sneaky-rabbity-peek of the cover of my picture book. My wonderful art director did a brilliant job in suggesting a background colour, which makes Squish just pop out of the page. Love it. Viking recently sent the digital page proofs of the final layout my way for approval and the book is now at the printers. I should get the first printed page proofs in the next few months. Exciting times. Still a while until release though, but I can now officially say that Squish Rabbit will be in bookstores on the 4th August 2011…


26 Responses to “Sneak Peek”

  1. 1 Scott Chambers October 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    And there was much rejoicing! Well done you =)

  2. 2 Sheryl Gwyther October 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    It’s so beautiful, Kath! A dream come true, eh? Remember those first few rough drafts of Squish?

  3. 3 Karen Collum October 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Huge congrats! It is just beautiful, Kath. Enjoy the process and the build up to when you get to hold Squish in your hands for the very first time. So happy for you.

  4. 4 Allison Rushby October 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Wow! It’s beautiful! It really is!

  5. 5 Jeffery E Doherty October 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Cover looks great. Congratulations again. You must be so excited, I know I would be. The balloon does it for me, it adds texture to the picture.

  6. 6 Elaine October 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Wow! Well done, he looks wonderful. So close now. How excited you must be. Congratulations. xx

  7. 7 Shirley Marr October 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Come August next year, I shall be getting my greedy paws on this! I do have a small child in mind to gift it to… but small child inside my heart also feels equally excited!

  8. 8 Lynn Priestley October 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I can see blue icing Squish cupcakes at the launch! He looks gorgeous.

  9. 9 Tina C October 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    That is a nice cover – can’t wait to hold Squish in my grubby hands!!!

    Well done Kat – so so happy for you!

    Bye 4 now
    PS Can’t wait for those blue iced cupcakes from Lynn either!

  10. 10 deescribewriting October 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Fantastic, Kath,

    Squish is such a gorgeous little rabbit. I can’t wait to read him to my bunnies.


  11. 11 Carol Warner October 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    So very cute, Katherine :) Congratulations!

  12. 12 chrisbongers October 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    A thing of beauty. Congratulations you clever thing. :)

  13. 13 SybDi October 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    EEEEEE Could not be more excited had it been my own – it is just beautiful and in perfect timing for many 2nd birthdays (at least round these parts – for those with earlier birthdays they can get it for Christmas!!)

  14. 14 kathleennoud October 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    It’s gorgeous, Kath! I can’t wait to have get a copy xo

  15. 15 Jenn October 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Congratulations Kath, it looks beautiful. Just in time to be hyped for Christmas next year too :)

  16. 16 katswhiskers October 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Gorgeous! The simple things in life are… the best. So sweet. :)

  17. 17 Angela Sunde October 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    The blue is perfect and I adore the yellow lettering. I will not share my copy. You must be over the moon delighted with the result. xx

  18. 18 Debbie Johansson October 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Congratulations Katherine! It looks absolutely gorgeous, as I knew it would be. :) Well done. xx

  19. 19 Jeffery E Doherty October 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    We have 14 little bunnies because one of our three girl rabbits wasn’t. I’m going to call one of them Squish.

  20. 20 George Shannon-Author October 14, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Coongratulations! I love the energy of your line. I look forward to reading and sharing SQUISH RABBIT with children.

    Is it August yet?

    George Shannon

  21. 21 Helen Ross October 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

    The cover looks gorgeous, and yes the background does make Squish rabbit stand out. Wishing you every success with the book. Helen

  22. 22 Ishta Mercurio-Wentworth October 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Hi! The cover is beautiful – you’re right about the background colour! I’ll have to go look for it now!

  23. 23 Susan Bonaci October 25, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Can’t wait for Squish to hit the shelves. Thanks for sharing the journey. Congrats to you.

  24. 24 Katherine Battersby October 26, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Wow – so many lovely comments! Thank you :)

    PS. Jeffery, if you do call one Squish you must send me a photo!

  25. 25 Karen Tyrrell November 14, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Congrats Kath,
    This is such exciting news. Almost there …Cheers, Karen :))

  26. 26 Neridah McMullin November 25, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations, the front of Squish Rabbit looks amazing! Good luck with it all. Can’t wait to see it in bookshops.

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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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