Jim Rohn said “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” While an hour or so a month is by no means most of anything, I am privileged to spend a sliver of time every so often with a great group of Utah Illustrators who are leagues ahead of me in terms of skill and professionalism. I try to get as much of their wisdom to rub off on me as I can.
Among these talented individuals is someone I am pleased to be acquainted with: Shawna J.C. Tenney. So while this post is technically a review, full disclosure; I know her! And she’s pretty awesome.
Her new children’s picture book Brunhilda’s Backwards Day was released last month, and it is great! Brunhilda is a witch who delights in causing misery to others, but her mischeivous cat has other ideas, causing her spells to backfire. The story is fun and teaches kids that being a good person isn’t always a bad thing. 🙂
What really impresses me is the quality of Shawna’s illustrations. Whether depicting a beautiful fall day or a dark cauldron in a dungeon, the characters, colors, and compositions just pop and are a joy to look at. I highly recommend it for your little ones!