by Julie Fortenberry
Julie Fortenberry has an MFA from Hunter College and her abstract paintings have been in the Whitney Museum of American Art, but for the last 15 years she’s been painting for preschoolers and kindergarteners. She illustrated Eve Bunting’s Pirate Boy and a series of books written by Jamie Korngold. The first books that she both illustrated and authored were The Artist and the King and Lily’s Cat Mask. Lily’s Cat Mask received a starred review from Kirkus and was added to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Her new book, Pearl Goes to Preschool, is coming out in 2020 from Candlewick Press. You can find out more about Julie on her website at www.juliefortenberry.com and follow her on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/fortenberryillustration.
SUMMER STARTERS: Looking for new writing/illustrating ideas? Is the weather hot, but your mind cool? If so, then check out these prompts from award-winning children’s author (and EPA-SCBWI member) Tony Fredericks. Ready! Set! Go!
- There’s one question Alice would like to ask her favorite author. One day she gets the chance.
- Wally and his friends decide to write a Declaration of Independence for their classroom.
- Megan ran into the kitchen and grabbed the knife off the counter.