Friday, May 24, 2013

Once Upon a Memory

This is still a ways off, but it's starting to show up on the internet and I wanted to be one of the first to post about it. This is my next book! Published by Little Brown, it is a lovely poem/story written by Nina Laden and as soon as I read it a few years back I knew right away that I wanted to illustrate it.

Here is the blurb for Once Upon a Memory which will be released this December 2013,

 Does a feather remember it once was a bird?

 Does a book remember it once was a word?

 When a feather drifts through a child's window, a magical journey begins. As the boy follows the feather, he is swept away to a world filled with adorable animals, where fantasy and reality come together in surprising and playful ways. From the cake that once was grain to the ocean that once was rain, whimsical "before" and "after" scenes offer readers a peek at the world as seen through the eyes of a curious child, ultimately asking the question, "What will you remember?"


Junko Miyakoshi said...

Yay a new book!! :D
It already looks so good! Did you do the lettering also?
Very much looking forward to it! :)


Renata said...

Hi Junko,

I didn't do the lettering (it's nice isn't it!).
The cover was designed by Alison Impey,
I am not sure if she did the lettering,
I will have to ask.

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Hi Renata,

Yes the lettering is beautiful!
It goes very well with your warm, cute characters :)

Caryn said...

Oh exciting! Can't wait to see it. Nina Laden is a favorite in our house, as are you of course!

Renata said...

Thanks Caryn, can't wait for you to see it!

Renata said...

Hi Junko,

Found out that the hand lettering on the cover of Once Upon a Memory is by Sasha Prood. You can see more of her work here: