Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome Magical Monty!!

I'm thrilled to announce Magical Monty comes out in stores today!!

It's the 4th and final book of the Monty series written by Johanna Hurwitz, published by Candlewick Press and illustrated by me.
I've known Monty for quite a while now and I'm a little sad he's graduating from first grade.

When we first met my oldest little boy was just starting first grade (just like Monty in Mighty Monty book 1), and now my middle girl is just finishing 1st grade (just like Monty in Magical Monty book 4). 

We've been through some milestones together with my kids crazy about reading and losing teeth and having pet parakeets and baby sisters! Just like Monty.

It's been designated A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2012.


MJD said...

Anik! Your illustrations are magical. Congratulations on your final Monty book. I am so proud of you.

Johanna Hurwitz said...

Anik - I love every picture you made for these four books. "Your" Monty has now become "my" Monty in my imagination. I know that all the book's readers love the pictures you made too.

Johanna Hurwitz

Anik said...

Johanna!! Thank you so much for your kind comments! The stories are so wonderfully written- they were an absolute pleasure to draw and paint! Thank you for such a marvelous gift.