The New York Times

It’s a wonderful yet hectic time of year, right in the middle of book week and literary festival season. I’ve just returned from several days of school workshops in Townsville with some amazing kids, and am heading off for more in Toowoomba (which I’m visiting for the second time in less than two weeks). Meanwhile, Squish has been hopping off on his own, and has made himself known in one way I’m quite excited about.

There’s something a little surreal about having your first book out in another country and not yet in your own. Something about it that makes it not quite real. It’s a little like experiencing it through another’s eyes, as I’m being told about it but not seeing it for myself. But that doesn’t stop the excitement of it all. To be honest, I haven’t stopped grinning since my publisher wrote to me to say that Squish Rabbit had been reviewed in the New York Times.

… Squish demands to be noticed, and he certainly deserves the attention. Seamlessly told in barely-­there text and deceptively simple ink and collage pictures, “Squish Rabbit” is bound to win children’s hearts.

To read the full article, click on the image below (to see a bigger version) or hop on over to their website.

20 Responses to “The New York Times”

  1. 1 Lynne Green August 26, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Bound to win adult hearts too. <3

  2. 3 Kathleen August 26, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Oh my goodness! That is so cool, Kath. And just think, this is just the beginning for little Squish. xo

  3. 5 Tina Marie Clark August 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hey Katherine

    Wahooo – that is just such a nice review and in the NY times…

    Fantasist news!!!!


  4. 7 Elaine Ouston August 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Wow! An international star! To be in the New York Times is super cool! Congratulations.

  5. 9 Karen Tyrrell August 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Congratulations Kath
    This is amazing news. I hope you’re framing the New York Times page!!
    I’m so proud of You!

  6. 11 deescribewriting August 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    So pleased for you and Squish, Kath,

    I can think of a no more deserving bunny or his creator:)

    Dee xx

  7. 13 Sandy Fussell August 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    How wonderful! I’m sure Squish has even bigger things in store for you!

  8. 15 mgbauer August 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Fantastic Kath. As I predicted, the first step in Squish’s World domination.

  9. 19 Angela Sunde August 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    This is the best! And where can I buy my Squish toy?

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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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