Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy pub day to ALFIE!

The postman came by to deliver my first copies of ALFIE RUNS AWAY, just in time for publication day~ Hooray!
I had such great time illustrating this text by Kenneth Cadow--it is the perfect combination of sweet and hilarious. That Alfie's got some serious attitude!
This, from Macmillan:
Alfie's mother wants to get rid of his favorite red shoes he's outgrown. So Alfie is running away. His mother points out that he might get thirsty on his trip, and she gives him a bottle of nice cold water. And a flashlight, in case it gets dark. Together, they pack everything Alfie might need. But once he is out in the wide world, Alfie discovers that some very important things can't be packed in bags. If you like, you can order a copy here, or check it out at your local bookstore. Happy reading!

18 comments:

Vicki said...

Yippee! Congrats! I'm going to run away to my local bookstore to pick up my copy!!

Jenn (From the Mixed-Up Files) said...

congratulations! It looks like another beautiful book.

Sarah Jane said...

Yahoo! Congrats! I can't wait to read it. I love your end papers...and the illustrations look so darling!

Brian Floca said...

Congratulations! It looks beautiful (no surprise)!

Julia Denos said...

Lauren-YAY! The book looks wonderful, I love the color palette, and his character is wonderful. Can't wait to see it in stores! Congratulations.

(we have the same computer! haha)

shadrieka said...

Yippee skippee!!! Congratulations! If Alfie dolls get made, can I have one?

Jessica said...

Love it! You are amazing!

Big Daddy said...

FAN-tastic. This one will be 'running away' from the bookstores. Simply "darling" !

Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks so much, ya'll!
Shadra--now I kind of want to make an Alfie doll! Fun side project :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I'm going to get my copy NOW!!!! OMG!! It's a prefect day for Alfie and me! This is great new. Congrats to you young lady! I know I'm going to enjoy each minute of looking at it he he he he he!!!

Ken said...

Lauren--I am so thrilled, have been so impressed all along. You really brought Alfie to life. I always knew Alfie's mom was pretty sharp, but I didn't foresee her being so hip, so cool. And Alfie--he kind of reminds me of my teenagers... (they've got a similar attitude) I hand over the keys and know that all I can send along on those early solo drives is full tank of gas and a lot of love. I hope we get to work together again!

Lauren Castillo said...

Thank you Vanessa! Hope you'll enjoy reading it :)

And thanks so much for dropping by, Ken! I am really glad you are happy with the art, and I hope we'll get to work together again, too--Your writing is such a pleasure to illustrate!

Ben Hatke said...

Oh congratulations Lauren! How exciting!

e.b. goodale said...

oohh I love that liner page! Can't wait to see it in person.

Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks, Ben! Thanks, Emily!

Julian Hector's Blog said...

This book looks beautiful!!!

Julian Hector's Blog said...

Was Laura Godwin your editor for this, Lauren?

Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks, Julian!
Actually, not Laura for this project--Frances Foster @ FSG was my editor :)