SUN — spotted with Fox in the wild.  @hmhkids ️🦊
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SUN is out now! (sequel to MOON) Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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Here is my found object art made last summer with @farmaxwell, I call it “Man with Dog”. Flip to see my friend, Fontaine, who inspired the book Sun. ️🦊
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Thank you to @ladybrink for sharing this masterpiece made by an adorable artist collective out on a camp adventure. Just like SUN, they used found objects to make something magical. Share and tag your found object art with (I will post one of my own too!) And check my stories to see how the magic got even more magical for these artists later that day...  .
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SUN was spotted at Strand in NYC ️🦊  @hmhkids .
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SUN was spotted at @lastbookstorela by @hopegillerman (more in stories).  @hmhkids .
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SUN is out today! Pick one up where ever you like to buy books.  @hmhkids .
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Coming this June.  @hmhkids 
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The first copy has arrived! Coming this June. @hmhkids 
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First review of Sun (from Kirkus) below. Coming this June.  @hmhkids 
A boy named Sun has a close encounter with a fox. In this immensely appealing fantasy, the minimalist text takes a back seat to the boldly colorful illustrations. The central figure is Sun, a young boy who is introduced as a "soccer star." But this picture book is not about soccer—it's rather about Sun's awareness that "something was missing." Observing that his younger brother, Pablo, "looked happy" while "making art," Sun heads for the beach, recalling that "he used to make art too." Awaiting Sun are an unexpected encounter with a fox and a rekindling of his creativity, expressed in an explosion of collage-style montages. The spread in which the fox shows Sun how to make art is a fabulously messy composition, colorful scrawls and squiggles in the background recalling Pablo's exuberant experimentation on the walls even as Sun and the fox build sculptures out of found objects. Feeling "connected" at last, Sun notices that the day is drawing to a close and returns to an undefined "home" (sans parents), where he and Pablo explore their creativity together in a space that has the look of the outdoors but with those vigorous, unbridled scrawls and squiggles again on a blue-sky backdrop. The soccer-themed introduction feels superfluous, as the not-so-subtle message concerns the magic of art and nature. Both boys have dark brown skin and textured black hair. A visual treat for the young imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Coming this June.  #Moon&Sun @hmhkids 
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Thank you @thereadingninja for the most beautiful cover reveal of my upcoming picture book, Sun. It’s a sequel to Moon and it’s out April 2019 from Clarion Books. #Moon&Sun @hmhkids 
Repost from @thereadingninja:
Repost from @thereadingninja using @RepostRegramApp - COVER REVEAL! I am honored and thrilled to be revealing the cover of my friend @AlisonOliverDesign ‘s new book SUN. A sequel to her book MOON, where we learned to find connection through stillness. In SUN, we learn to find connection through creativity. 
Sun has gotten wrapped up in sports and competitiveness. But after he sees his little brother Pablo being consumed and happy marketing art, Sun remembers he used to love doing that too. 
Down at the beach he comes across a magical fox. A beautiful magical fox that reminds Sun how to play, find, and create. A reminder he needed and brings home with him to continue creating with his brother. 
This stunning book is a welcomed visual treat with a equally welcomed message. Excited for it to release! Out April 2019 from @HMHKids 
#Moon&Sun

“Man with Dog”, mixed media, 2018, Alison Oliver and Bill Maxwell 
Inspired by the anonymous artist on Fire Island, we made our own sculpture. Not only is it kinetic but it is accidentally auditory thanks to that black tube we used for his arms that the wind went whistling through. And it’s a sneak peek for my upcoming project.

#Moon&Sun @farmaxwell