Mokie and Bik

Friday, June 22, 2007

Jonathan Bean's site

Untitled Document

Here's a sneak preview, but have a look at Jonathan's site and see some of his wonderful pictures for this book, as well as his other work. He only graduated a couple of years ago – it's quite amazing what he's done already. I predict a grand future...

Mokie and Bik in North America

Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers

This is quite a different book than the Australian one, in text as well as illustration. Here's the opening excerpt:
Mokie and Bik lived on a boat called Bullfrog. They lived in it, on it, all around it -- monkeying up ladders and down ropes, over the wheelhouse and across the cabin floor.

“Twins!” their mother shouted, because the lines of her Art jiggled and jarred when Mokie and Bik played bumpboats. “Get out from underfoot!”

So Bik bumped Mokie out the door -- splat! -- into nanny Ruby’s bucket as she was sploshing the deck.

“Twins!” shouted Ruby. “Get out from underfoot!”

So they sunned like seals on the wheelhouse roof for about twenty hours till Ruby finished sploshing.