October 22, 2010
Last night I went to Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition opening reception. This year was 30th exhibition and it was crowded with all the talented artists and publish people as every year. One of my piece from So Many Days(written by Alison McGhee) was in the show.
This year Renata Liwska received the Gold medal with her beautiful The Quiet Book. Silver medal were awarded to Carson Ellis for her book Dillweed's Revenge, and Dan Santat also received Silver medal for his book Oh No!.
My dear friend Hyewon Yum was the winner of the Founder's Award for her beautiful book There Are No Scary Wolves.
Congratulations to all winners!
June 9, 2010
May 22, 2010
The Sailor Publishing company (Japanese publisher who published the Little Red Fish in Japanese edition) sent me this wonderful gift - Little Red Fish Japanese edition copies, OBI papers, catalogs, and magazine that feature the Little Red Fish. I love these all!!
OBI is a narrow paper on the cover for a brief introduction of the book. How neat!
And in this magazine, the Little Red Fish has been chosen as the third place of the translated picture books of 2009.
This special boxful of gift totally made my day!
I deeply appreciate to the Sailor Publishing company for all their beautiful job for the Little Red Fish and the Umbrella Queen. They are very thoughtful and kind people!
Thanks so much!
April 29, 2010
Last night Ezra Jack Keats award ceremony was hold at New York Public Library.
It was so wonderful to have all my lovely friends. They came all the way from Atlanta, Pennsylvania, Brooklyn, Jersey city and Lexington to celebrate for me.
I didn't get to have chance to take photo with my agents and art directors but thank you so much everyone to come and make my day so special~!
April 14, 2010
The little red fish is available in Japanese now. And the cover looks so pretty! Original little red fish cover is red cloth with no dust jacket but in this Japanese edition, they used textured red paper with same textured paper dust jacket. I love the little window in the middle of the dust jacket.
And they used the cover of my book as their catalog cover!
Thanks for the beautiful job to the Japanese publisher. (I am dying to know this publishers name but I can not read Japanese.)
April 3, 2010
This is a little bit old news but I am still thrilled to post it here that Only a Witch Can Fly (written by Alison McGhee) is the winner of this year's Ezra Jack Keats Award!
Also Tonya Hegamin won as an author for her book Most Loved in All the World.
Thanks so much to Ezra Jack Keats committee!
February 7, 2010
I had a fun interview with Seven Impossible Before Breakfast last year November.
I forgot to post it here and it's a bit late but for anyone who is interested, you can still read it here.
Also SO MANY DAYS made it on the Spring 2010 Kid's Indie Next List!
This is inspired recommendations for kids from Indie Booksellers.
It's very exciting~
January 26, 2010
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January 6, 2010
My new book SO MANY DAYS written by Alison McGhee is just released! This book is published by Atheneum Books. Huge thanks to Caitlyn Dlouhy and Ann Bobco. It was such a special work together!
Here is what Publishers Weekly said...
Yoo and McGhee (who recently collaborated on Only a Witch Can Fly) reunite, as meditative linocuts ground abstract poetry. A repeated refrain (“So many doors in all your days,/ so much to wonder about./ Who will you be and where will you go?/ And how will you know?”) addresses readers directly, as McGhee foresees what lies ahead and underlines the gifts and strengths the child already has. “You are a star trailing fire at night./ You are a bird urgent for flight./ You are braver than you know.” The words offer encouragement, but from on high: the speaker is an adult, powerful and all-knowing. Yoo counters with images of a girl in a raincoat and boots and her dog, who run, sail, fly, and tumble from one landscape into the next. To accompany the line “You are hope that wants to take wing,” the girl blows a handful of leaves into the air, which, as they rise, become a flock of birds and fly away. It’s these earnest depictions of small miracles that emphasize the magic and adventure that life offers. All ages. (Jan.)